Nutrients 2014, 6(1), 382-390; doi:10.3390/nu6010382

Iodine Supplementation in the Newborn

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Received: 27 October 2013; in revised form: 29 November 2013 / Accepted: 20 December 2013 / Published: 20 January 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Iodine Supplementation)
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Abstract: Iodine deficiency can be defined as the world’s greatest single cause of preventable brain damage. Fetal and neonatal hypothyroidism, caused by iodine deficiency can be prevented prior to conception and then during pregnancy and lactation when an adequate iodine supplementation is ensured. Extremely low birth weight preterm babies risk having a negative iodine balance status in the first weeks of life, exacerbating the hypothyroxinaemia of the prematurity. It is important to ensure that these babies are provided with an adequate iodine intake from the first days of life. Mothers and newborns should avoid environmental iodine excess during pregnancy or lactation.
Keywords: iodine deficiency; iodine supplementation; thyroid function; newborn
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Ghirri, P.; Lunardi, S.; Boldrini, A. Iodine Supplementation in the Newborn. Nutrients 2014, 6, 382-390.

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Ghirri P, Lunardi S, Boldrini A. Iodine Supplementation in the Newborn. Nutrients. 2014; 6(1):382-390.

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Ghirri, Paolo; Lunardi, Sara; Boldrini, Antonio. 2014. "Iodine Supplementation in the Newborn." Nutrients 6, no. 1: 382-390.

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