Iodine deficiency

Iodine deficiency affects more than 1 billion people worldwide and is the leading cause of preventable brain damage¹. Iodine deficiency causes hypothyroidism by decreasing thyroid hormone production. To increase iodine levels, fortification programs have been implemented in a majority of countries through salt iodisation, bread and milk fortification. Goitrogens can block iodine absorption and need…

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