Determinants of placental iodine concentrations in a mild-to-moderate iodine-deficient population: an ENVIRONAGE cohort study

Last updated on 21-12-2020 by Jill Alexandre

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Background Iodine is an essential trace element for the production of thyroid hormones, and plays a key role during the gestational period for optimal foetal growth and (neuro-)development. To this day, iodine deficiency remains a global burden. Previous studies indicate that the placenta can store iodine in a concentration-dependent manner and serve as a long-term storage supply, but studies on the determinants of long-term placental iodine load are limited. Methods The placental iodine concentrations were determined for 462 mother-neonate pairs from the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort (L…

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