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A grain of salt can prevent learning disability

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 01 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:0311399c
  1. Andrew Iles1
  1. 1London

Millions of children are at risk of developing learning disabilities because their diet lacks iodine, says international children's charity, Unicef. The charity claims that a grain of iodised salt is all that is needed to prevent this deficiency.

In 2002, 46 million children were born unprotected from …

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