Moderate iodine deficiency among pregnant women in Hong Kong: revisit the problem after two decades.
Hong Kong Med J 2017 Nov 10. Epub 2017 Nov 10.
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.
Introduction: A survey conducted during 2005 to 2007 by the Centre for Food Safety in Hong Kong suggested that only 5% of the local population had a sufficient dietary intake of iodine. The study, however, was limited as biochemical data (ie urinary iodine concentration) were lacking. Pregnant women are vulnerable to iodine deficiency because of their increased requirement. Read More