History of U.S. iodine fortification and supplementation.

Nutrients 2012 Nov 13;4(11):1740-6. Epub 2012 Nov 13.

Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, 88 East Newton Street, Evans 201, Boston, MA 02118, USA.

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.

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