Iodine deficiency – the most common preventable cause of brain damage
Iodine is vital for optimal thyroid function, which in turn is essential for health. Iodine deficiency during pregnancy and early infancy can result in irreversible brain damage. In adults low iodine intake can cause hypothyroidism. Find out more about the importance of iodine.
WHO. Micronutrient deficiencies. Iodine deficiency disorders. Accessed January 2014.