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Abstract Iodine is a micronutrient required for thyroid hormone production. This review highlights the history of the discovery of iodine and its uses, discusses the sources of iodine nutrition, and summarizes the current recommendations for iodine intake with a focus on women of childbearing age. View Full-Text

Keywords: history; iodine; supplementation history; iodine; supplementation

Author: Angela M. Leung * , Lewis E. Braverman and Elizabeth N. Pearce

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