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Nutrients. 2012 Nov 13;4(11):1740-6. doi: 10.3390/nu4111740.

History of U.S. iodine fortification and supplementation.

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Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, 88 East Newton Street, Evans 201, Boston, MA 02118, USA. angela.leung@bmc.org

Abstract

Iodine is a micronutrient required for thyroid hormone production. This review highlights the history of the discovery of iodine and its uses, discusses the sources of iodine nutrition, and summarizes the current recommendations for iodine intake with a focus on women of childbearing age.

PMID:
23201844
PMCID:
PMC3509517
DOI:
10.3390/nu4111740
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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