Iodine deficiency affects babies,says expert

A health expert has said iodine deficiency in pregnant women might affect their babies.

Dr. Teofilo San Luis, the country representative and director of International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, said a pregnant woman who does not have enough iodine in her body might affect the development of her baby’s brain.

“The critical period is the first five months of pregnancy. That’s the time when the brain part is being developed. And so if there is iodine deficiency in the first five months, all of these brain parts become defective so to speak,” San Luis told “Monings@ANC” recently.

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