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Iodine deficiency becoming less prevalent worldwide

The number of countries with chronic iodine deficiency problems fell from 110 in 1993 to 54 in 2003 - mostly due to the introduction of iodized salt. Pre-school children and pregnant women are most prone to iodine deficiency which can cause metabolism malfunction. It is recommended that 5g of iodine is consumed daily.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Xinhuanet

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About: Iodine deficiency becoming less prevalent worldwide

Date: 21 December 2004

Source: Xinhuanet

URL: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/22/content_2366406.htm

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