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Maternal iodine deficiency may threaten children’s IQ

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3400 (Published 28 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3400

Researchers have urged public health authorities in the UK to develop a more coherent policy on iodine deficiency in pregnancy. Their cohort study found that the children of mothers with low urinary concentrations of iodine in early pregnancy had significantly worse verbal …

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