Iodine Status and Health of Vulnerable Population Groups
Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Iodine is an essential nutrient required for growth and reproduction. Severe iodine deficiency during pregnancy remains the most common cause of preventable mental impairment worldwide. Moderate and mild deficiecy are more prevalent and also associated with adverse health outcomes especially among vulnerable populations. Unlike many developed coutries, the U.S. does not have a mandatory iodine fortification policy. More information, including identification of safe exposure levels, is needed before such an undertaking could be considered.
Session Objectives: Describe the consequences of iodine deficiency
Describe how iodine status is assessed
Identify environmental factors that contribute to iodine deficiency
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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Medical Care
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)