Iodine Deficiency and Mental Performance: A Review.

Zaleha Md. Isa, (2013) Iodine Deficiency and Mental Performance: A Review. International Journal of Public Health Research, 3 (2). pp. 312-317. ISSN 2232-0245


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Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) is responsible for a lot of adverse health effects and it is one of the most common causes of preventable mental impairment. Impaired cognitive function is an outcome of impaire neurodevelopment process during early pregnancy due to iodine deficiency. A few cross-sectional studies found differences in mental performance between areas with high iodine found naturally in the environment (well water) and those with low iodine level, but other studies showed otherwise. Intervention studies with iodine also give variety of results ranging from significant improvement of mental performance to non-significant findings. Conclusions Malaysia faces with challenges in iodine supplementation among the population but it can be dealt with effectively if the programme is well executed and monitored.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Iodine deficiency - Mental performance - Intelligence.
Journal:International Journal of Public Health Research
ID Code:7099
Deposited By: Mr. Muhammad Wafi -
Deposited On:13 May 2014 14:15
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:43

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