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History of U.S. Iodine Fortification and Supplementation

Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, 88 East Newton Street, Evans 201, Boston, MA 02118, USA
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Nutrients 2012, 4(11), 1740-1746;
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)
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. View Full-Text
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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Leung AM, Braverman LE, Pearce EN. History of U.S. Iodine Fortification and Supplementation. Nutrients. 2012; 4(11):1740-1746.

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Leung, Angela M.; Braverman, Lewis E.; Pearce, Elizabeth N. 2012. "History of U.S. Iodine Fortification and Supplementation" Nutrients 4, no. 11: 1740-1746.

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