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Low iodine levels in women increase risk of impaired fetal intellectual development in pregnancy – News-Medical.Net

An increasing number of young Australian women are at increased risk of having children born with impaired neurological conditions, due to poor iodine intake.

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An increasing number of young Australian women are at increased risk of having children born with impaired neurological conditions, due to poor iodine intake.
Dietary changes, including a growing trend towards the avoidance of bread and iodised salt, as well as a reduced intake of animal products containing iodine can contribute to low iodine levels.
A small pilot study undertaken by the University of South Australia (UniSA) comparing iodine levels between 31 vegan/plant-based participants and 26…

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