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Iodine supplementation in pregnant women from mildly deficient regions

Bath, Sarah (2018) Iodine supplementation in pregnant women from mildly deficient regions The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.

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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 IQ(1). However, the effects of mild-to-moderate deficiency during pregnancy are less well known. Observational studies in mildly-to-moderately iodine deficient pregnant women have shown an association with lower offspring IQ, reading ability(2) and spelling scores(3). Although there are a number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of iodine supplementation in pregnancy in regions of mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency, these did not measure neurodevelopment in the offspring(4). One such trial was recently aborted(5) and therefore RCT evidence from mildly deficient regions is lacking..

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
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Date : 4 January 2018
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Date Deposited : 04 Oct 2017 10:01
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