An Increase in Consuming Adequately Iodized Salt May Not Be Enough to Rectify Iodine Deficiency in Pregnancy in an Iodine-Sufficient Area of China.
- Zhifang Wang,
- Wenming Zhu,
- Zhe Mo,
- Yuanyang Wang,
- Guangming Mao,
- Xiaofeng Wang,
- Xiaoming Lou
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017 Feb 20;14(2). Epub 2017 Feb 20.
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 3399 Binsheng Road, Hangzhou 310051, China.
Universal salt iodization (USI) has been implemented for two decades in China. It is crucial to periodically monitor iodine status in the most vulnerable population, such as pregnant women. A cross-sectional study was carried out in an evidence-proved iodine-sufficient province to evaluate iodine intake in pregnancy. Read More