Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy
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ISSN: 2167-7948

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Sierra-Torres Carlos Hernán

  • Research Article
    Iodine Deficiency Disorders
    Author(s): Vargas-Uricoechea Hernando, Bonelo-Perdomo Anilza and Sierra-Torres Carlos HernánVargas-Uricoechea Hernando, Bonelo-Perdomo Anilza and Sierra-Torres Carlos Hernán

    Iodine deficiency disorders are among the most significant public health problems in the world at the present time, especially among children and pregnant women, considered the highest risk population. These disorders hinder socio-economic development in the affected areas. IDD are a permanent natural occurrence that affects the entire planet, which means that the people living in iodine-deficient areas will always be exposed to the consequences of that deficiency, in particular increased perinatal mortality, mental retardation and brain developmental delay. Consequently, it is the major cause of preventable brain damage in childhood, and its elimination is one of the biggest challenges in public health. Iodine is present in small amounts in the body and its main role is to act as the substrate for thyroid hormone synthesis. When dietary requirements are not met, the frequency of IDD .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-7948.1000172

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