THE FETAL NEURAL DEVELOPMENT
IS IODINE DEPENDANT

Iodine deficiency may lead to fetal hypothyroidism inducing anomalies in nervous tissues formation which may result in:

key point Attention & hyperactivity disorder
key point Cretinism
key point Neonatal mortality

Mild-to-moderate maternal Iodine Deficiency (ID): an emergent public health issue

ID is one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies worldwide.

Despite the program of Universal Salt Iodization recommended by WHO in 1993,
recent studies demonstrate the current persistence of mild-to-moderate ID in industrialized countries.

2/3 of the European countries that assessed nutrition intakes during pregnancy have reported inadequate iodine consumption. of European countries having assessed iodine nutrition during pregnancy, have reported inadequate iodine intakes.

ATTENTION DEFICIT & HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD) IN CHILDREN

ADHD has become a growing concern and nowadays, its worldwide prevalence is estimated around 7.2% of all children.

ADHD

Excessive inattention

ADHD

Hyperactivity

ADHD

Impulsive behaviours

More and more studies focus on the correlation between mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency in pregnancy and behavioural problems in childhood, including ADHD.