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Iodine supplementation in pregnancy in mildly deficient regions

Bath, Sarah (2017) Iodine supplementation in pregnancy in mildly deficient regions The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, 5 (11). pp. 840-841.

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It is well known that severe iodine deficiency during pregnancy affects fetal brain development and has implications for cognition in later life, including reduced intelligence quotient (IQ) scores.1 However, the effects of mild-to-moderate deficiency during pregnancy are less well known. Findings of observational studies in mildly-to-moderately iodine-deficient pregnant women have shown an association with lower IQ, reading ability,2 and spelling scores in offspring.3 Although several randomised controlled trials of iodine supplementation in pregnancy have been done in regions of mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency, they did not measure neurodevelopment in offspring.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
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Date : 10 October 2017
Identification Number : 10.1016/S2213-8587(17)30331-5 showArticle Info
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 04 Oct 2017 10:01
Last Modified : 22 Jan 2018 11:10

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