Approximately 2 billion people including 266 million children of school age (31.5 %) worldwide suffer from iodine deficiency. 1But what do we need the trace element for? Find out more about the importance of iodine and the consequences of a shortage.
- 1WHO. Iodine deficiency in 2007: Global progress since 2003 http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/micronutrients/FNBvol29N3sep08.pdf Accessed November 2011