Iodine deficiency during pregnancy may cause brain damage for baby
By ParentInProgress on May 27, 2014
Did you know that the World Health Organization considers idonine deficiency to be the most common preventable cause of brain damge?
Even with the mandatory addition of iodine supplementation in bread in Australia (started in 2009), researchers found that some women are still iodine deficient. The good news is that women just need to take iodine supplements to keep their baby's brain and organs healthy.
This research continues the work of Basil Hetzel, who discovered that low urine iodine levels and high rates of goiter were associated with a certain type of brain damage called "cretinism."
Obviously, be sure to talk to your OB before adding any type of supplement to your diet.
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