Inadequate iodine in pregnancy may affect child's cognition

05/22/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Children born to mothers with an iodine-to-creatinine ratio of less than 150 µg/g during the first trimester of pregnancy had lower IQ and reading ability scores than their peers born to mothers with higher iodine concentrations, a study published in The Lancet found. The findings suggest that even a mild maternal iodine deficiency can pose health risks to the fetus.

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