iodine deficiency disorder

iodine deficiency disorder

Any condition–eg, cretinism and brain damage, goiter, or hypothyroidism, attributable to iodine deficiency and corrected by adequate dietary iodine. See Iodine.

io·dine de·fi·cien·cy dis·or·der

(ī'ŏ-dīn dĕ-fish'ĕn-sē dis-ōr'dĕr)
A lack of iodine that causes growth and development disorders.
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KARACHI -- Low consumption of iodized salt in the province has put to risk many of the inhabitants to iodine deficiency disorders (IDDs) often manifested through compromised intellectual capacities, stunted growth and so-forth, Experts, addressing a seminar organized Tuesday by Nutrition Support Program (NSP - Sindh) in collaboration with UNICEF to mark World Iodine Deficiency Disorder Day, said that despite being easily preventable IDDs are quite rampant in different areas and communities in the province.
KARACHI -- A seminar was held to create awareness among people about the importance of Iodine for a healthy life on the eve of World Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Day here on Tuesday.
Muscat, March 31 (ONA) The Ministry of Health will host during the period from April 1-4 at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Muscat the meeting of Trustees of the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorder and Micronutrients.
Iodine deficiency disorder is one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies worldwide and is a major cause of preventable mental retardation.
Iodine deficiency disorder is still a public health problem in Delhi.
The event will help raise funds for the Iodine Deficiency Disorder Project of Kiwanis International, a project that raises awareness for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid problems.
As a result of the growing awareness about iodine deficiency disorder among the general population along with more and more governmental subsidized programs and social marketing activities, the consumption of iodine has increased in developing countries.
The World Health Assembly (WHA) and the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) are expected to certify the country free from iodine deficiency disorders by 2012, said Dr Hanif Hassan, UAE Health Minister, adding that iodine deficiency disorder is a public health problem.
National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Survey, MRI, Colombo: Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, 2005.
Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders in the offspring of mothers exposed to mildmoderate iodine deficiency: a possible novel iodine deficiency disorder in developed countries.
The day is observed to make people aware of the danger of lack of iodine and that Iodine Deficiency Disorder is a serious condition especially for children, pregnant mothers and among poor people.
He said institutions both public and private, individuals, parents and children to come forward and join hands for elimination of iodine deficiency disorder from the country.