iodine

Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread
Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid (in Australia) and iodine (in Australia and New Zealand) was introduced in 2009 to address two important public health issues: to reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects (serious birth defects such as ... Read More »

Mild iodine deficiency in womb associated with lower scores on children’s literacy tests
Mild iodine deficiency in womb associated with lower scores on children’s literacy tests (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who did not receive enough iodine in the womb performed worse on literacy tests as 9-year-olds than their peers, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Iodine is absorbed ... Read More »

Breastfeeding study finds need for iodine
Breastfeeding study finds need for iodine (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study involving researchers from Murdoch University, Curtin and Flinders universities has examined the use of nutritional supplements by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and found potential deficiencies for babies – most notably in iodine. Dr Mi Kyung Lee, a senior ... Read More »

 
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