11 Jun '11, 7pm

Iodine Supplements Aid Pregnant Women, Especially Vegans in Avoiding Child Brain Damage: I had read in passing t...

I had read in passing that it was important for vegan women to choose iodine salt rather than sea salt but I wasn’t ever sure why. What does iodine really do anyway? A new study has outlined the importance of iodine in a healthy diet, paying particular attention to the needs of pregnant women. What's Iodine? Iodine is necessary for the production of a thyroid hormone . A deficiency in iodine can lead to the enlargement of the thyroid gland as well as mental retardation in unborn babies. Iodine can be found in a number of foods including eggs, milk, some breads, iodine salt, ice cream, salt water fish, nori, shellfish, soy milk, soy sauce, and yogurt. While many of the food sources are actually vegan, a new study, Iodine Status and Thyroid Function of Boston-Area Vegetarians and Vegans , shows that vegan women, especially pregnant vegan women, may be deficient in the nutrie...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/iodine-suppl...

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care2.com 10 Jun '11, 10am

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care2.com 12 Jun '11, 11am

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care2.com 17 Jun '11, 12am

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