iodine

Why was Goiter Common in Children Before the 1920s?

Iodine is required by the body to produce thyroid hormones. These hormones regulate the body’s metabolism and various other vital functions. Did you know that in the past, children suffered from iodine deficiency? Before the 1920s, up to 70% of children in different parts of the United States suffered from goiter due to iodine deficiency. …

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