Brain & Mind
Benefits of Iodine
Iodine has many health benefits when incorporated into the diet, especially in reducing the risks of thyroid-related diseases such as goitre. Studies into iodine supplementation showed a ‘significant relation’ between this ingredient and thyroid volume [i]. Its impact on thyroid hormones plays a role in regulating metabolism, which can positively impact wound recovery. This powerful ingredient is also the world's leading mineral in preventable brain damage due to its properties in aiding cognitive function, minimising the risks of neurological impairment and being a crucial nutrient during pregnancy for foetal brain development.
Regulation of the Thyroid Hormones, Cognitive Function, Healthy Skin, Healthy Pregnancy
Unregulated Metabolism, Damage to Brain Development, Goitre (an Enlargement of the Thyroid Gland)
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* Iodine deficiency can increase the risks of thyroid diseases.
A study into the impacts of iodine intake and thyroid volume evaluated the results of over 4600 subjects with ‘mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency. The study concluded that there was a significant relationship between iodine intake and thyroid volume, with those deficient of iodine being more at risk of thyroid-related disease [i]. An additional study also found that iodine deficiency “represents a plausible explanation for the increasing incidence of breast cancer in young women with distant metastasis” [ii].
Research & studies
*[i] Relations between various measures of iodine intake and thyroid volume, thyroid nodularity, and serum thyroglobulin
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 76, Issue 5, November 2002
*[ii] Changes in Dietary Iodine Explains Increasing Incidence of Breast Cancer with Distant Involvement in Young Women
Department of Neuroscience, Lewis Katz School of Medicine Temple University.
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