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Nutrients 2012, 4(11), 1740-1746; doi:10.3390/nu4111740

History of U.S. Iodine Fortification and Supplementation

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Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, 88 East Newton Street, Evans 201, Boston, MA 02118, USA
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Received: 10 October 2012 / Revised: 1 November 2012 / Accepted: 7 November 2012 / Published: 13 November 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Iodine Supplementation)
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Iodine is a micronutrient required for thyroid hormone production. This review highlights the history of the discovery of iodine and its uses, discusses the sources of iodine nutrition, and summarizes the current recommendations for iodine intake with a focus on women of childbearing age.
Keywords: history; iodine; supplementation history; iodine; supplementation
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Leung, A.M.; Braverman, L.E.; Pearce, E.N. History of U.S. Iodine Fortification and Supplementation. Nutrients 2012, 4, 1740-1746.

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