Studies on Endemic Goitre and Associated Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) in a Rural Area of the Gangetic West Bengal


Affiliations

  • University of Calcutta, Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology Research Laboratory, Department of Physiology, University College of Science and Technology, 92, India

Abstract

Iodine is an important micronutrient for humans. Very small quantity of iodine is required by the thyroid gland daily for the production of thyroid hormones which are needed for the growth, development and normal physiological functions of the human body. Lack of iodine in the diet leads to visible and invisible spectrum of health consequences known as iodine deficiency disorders (IDD).

Subject Discipline

Health Care and Hospital Management

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