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Iodine deficiency

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

35 million newborns in developing countries are vulnerable to brain damage associated with ioding deficiency disorders.
Iodine deficiency is a leading cause of preventable brain damage worldwide. People in 54 countries worldwide are still iodine deficient, and 35 million newborns are especially vulnerable.
 
The mineral is essential for bone and brain development in early life, and helps your body produce vital thyroid hormones that ensure a healthy metabolism and weight.
 
We’re fortifying foods to help tackle the problem. View our infographic to find out more.