Iodine could boost IQ and save NHS thousands

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In the last 3 days (9, 10 & 11 Aug 2015) there were 59 major articles about Iodine Deficiency of Pregnant Mothers in the UK news media on-line.

The topic of Iodine deficiency and pregnancy has been getting increasing attention recently.

These articles pointed out the following:
“New study suggests pregnant women who take iodine supplements before and during pregnancy are likely to have kids with higher IQ scores and better health ultimately leading to huge cost savings for health care systems and society.”
“Iodine deficiency in pregnancy remains the leading cause of preventable retardation worldwide. Even mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy is associated with children with lower IQs, said study co-author Kate Jolly, professor at University of Birmingham in Britain.” (According to the ign.org – Iodine Global Network, the UK is mildly Iodine deficient.)
“The study published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology suggests that iodine supplementation before and during pregnancy should be made universal.”

Article links:

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33827594
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3191683/Every-mother-iodine-boost-baby-s-brain-Taking-supplement-increase-child-s-IQ-help-development-early-months.html
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/iodine-supplements-during-pregnancy-could-save-the-state-money-says-new-research-10447614.html
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/11793788/Iodine-supplements-for-pregnant-women-could-boost-IQ-and-save-NHS-thousands.html
  • http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/specialisms/midwifery-and-neonatal-nursing-/call-for-iodine-supplements-during-pregnancy/5089509.article
  • http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/entertainment/11-Aug-2015/every-mother-to-be-should-take-iodine-to-boost-baby-s-brain
  • http://www.nhs.uk/news/2015/08August/Pages/Iodine-supplements-could-help-mums-babies-and-the-economy.aspx
  • https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28026-iodine-supplements-might-raise-the-uks-iq-but-jury-still-out/
  • http://www.medpagetoday.com/OBGYN/Pregnancy/53010
  • http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-08-universal-iodine-supplementation-pregnancy-huge.html
  • http://food.ndtv.com/health/iodine-supplementation-in-pregnancy-boosts-kids-iq-1205681
  • http://www.nursinginpractice.com/article/iodine-pills-pregnancy-could-help-babies-and-save-money-study-suggests
  • http://www.webmd.boots.com/pregnancy/news/20150810/iodine-supplements-pregnancy
  • http://www.thewiire.com/health/iodine-supplementation-in-pregnancy-is-good-for-the-childs-iq/6727/
  • http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/iodine-supplements-during-pregnancy-may-boost-kids-iq-115081000588_1.html
  • http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/Pregnant-women-iodine-boost-baby-s-IQ/story-27578131-detail/story.html
  • http://www.daynurseries.co.uk/news/article.cfm/id/1570402/iodine-supplements-for-all
  • http://www.empr.com/medical-news/iodine-supplementation-pregnancy-lasting-costsavings/article/431824/
  • http://www.doctorslounge.com/index.php/news/pb/57223
  • http://medicalresearch.com/author-interviews/iodine-supplementation-during-pregnancy-would-increase-childhood-iqs-reduce-costs/16361/
  • http://www.microfinancemonitor.com/low-iodine-intake-during-pregnancy-leads-to-lower-iq-in-babies-study/37119
  • http://www.thenewsreports.com/intake-of-iodine-supplementation-in-pregnancy-boosts-childs-iq-study/22549/megha-kedia
  • http://www.techienews.co.uk/9738953/iodine-supplementation-pregnancy-will-help-babies-economies/