Iodine Nutrition in Pregnancy and Breast Feeding to Prevent Iodine Deficiency Disorders – Professors Creswell Eastman, Mu Li and Gary Ma
Original Article Reference
This SciPod is a summary of the open access review paper ‘Optimal assessment and quantification of iodine nutrition in pregnancy and lactation: laboratory and clinical methods, controversies and future
directions’ from the journal Nutrients. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11102378
About this episode
Severe iodine deficiency disorders (IDDs) caused by lack of iodine during pregnancy and early life can result in irreversible brain damage but are avoidable. Professor Creswell Eastman at the University of Sydney in Australia and his colleagues Professors Mu Li and Gary Ma have contributed significantly to the prevention of IDDs arising from severe iodine deficiency in the developing world and is now concentrating on the effects of mild to moderate iodine deficiency globally.
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