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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
About: Iodine deficiency becoming less prevalent worldwide
Date: 21 December 2004
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