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The iodine recommendation for adults and adolescents over 14 years of age is 150 micrograms (meg) per day; this recommendation jumps to 220 meg per day for pregnant women.
A study of 1,000 families, published in the Lancet medical journal, has revealed lower IQs and reading scores in primary schoolchildren whose mothers had had too little iodine while carrying them.
Iodine was first produced from seaweed in 1811, deriving its name from the Greek word for violet.
Conclusions: Thyroid functions do not indicate iodine deficiency in all cases of goiter, therefore, Urinary iodine levels need be estimated while investigating goiter cases.
She further informed the Iodine deficiency causes mental retardation, poor physical growth, deaf and dampness, short stature and goiter.
When the women enrolled in the study, they provided a urine sample from which their iodine levels were measured.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Saeed Akhtar, Director of the Institute of Food Science, said that Iodine required for our daily needs was blended into the salt and this element played key role in development of our body and its defence mechanism.
Maternal iodine exposure: a case of fetal goiter and neonatal hearing loss.
Ashfaque Qureshi informed that in Pakistan a survey was conducted in 2014 /15, which showed that 60 percent children between the age group of 6 to 15 years and 70 percent women between the age group of 15 to 45 years have been affected due to non- usage of iodine salt.
Iodine is needed for proper thyroid function, and iodine deficiency can cause hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and goiter (an enlarged thyroid gland) in adults.
This past January, CRN released recommended guidelines for the dietary supplement industry urging manufacturers to include a daily serving of at least 150 meg of iodine in all multivitamin/mineral supplements intended for pregnant and lactating women in the U.
A recent investigation indicated that iodine status during pregnancy was adequate in only one third of the examined pregnant populations in Europe.