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Iodine deficiency disorders

Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Second edition

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780192622334
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.003.0021
Iodine deficiency disorders

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This chapter focuses on iodine deficiency disorders (IDDs). It presents the causes of iodine deficiency and IDDs such as goitre, hyperthyroidism, and cretinism. It also discusses how to assess the severity of IDDs in an area and the prevention and treatment of IDDs.

Keywords: iodine deficieny; nutrition; health; IDDs

Chapter.  2950 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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