Low Iodine Levels Impair Fertility

Low Iodine Levels Impair Fertility

Low iodine levels have a negative impact on womens’ fertility according to a new study. Indeed, the new research showed that iodine deficiency is common among U.S. women. In the study, about 56 percent of the women had sufficient levels of iodine, nearly 22 percent were mildly deficient, about 21 percent were moderately deficient, and 1.7 percent were severely deficient. Even women with mildly deficient iodine levels had a slightly harder time getting pregnant, according to researchers led by Dr. James Mills of the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

You can read the full report by Robert Preidt that was posted on WebMD here:

https://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/news/20180111/too-little-iodine-could-harm-a-womans-fertility

 

In this article by Adi Menayang on the Nutra ingredients-USA.com site, she shares the findings of studies done on the effect low iodine has on infertility. The study finds iodine deficiency may reduce pregnancy chances, according to a recently published study by National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers, who crunched data from 501 US couples planning pregnancy between 2005 and 2009.

https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2018/01/12/NIH-study-finds-link-between-iodine-levels-and-pregnancy-chances

 

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