Iodine Deficiency Disorders After a Decade of Universal Salt Iodization in a Severe Iodine Deficiency Region in China (Report)

Iodine Deficiency Disorders After a Decade of Universal Salt Iodization in a Severe Iodine Deficiency Region in China (Report)

Iodine is an essential ingredient for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Iodine deficiency (ID) causes goiter and different forms of physical and mental retardation. Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) affect the poor, pregnant woman and preschool children (1,2). Normal levels of thyroid hormones are required for neuronal migration and myelination of the foetal brain, and lack […]