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Why are we fortifying our bread with iodine?

Peter Griffin posted in on September 15th, 2009.

Iodine is one of the essential nutrients which our bodies need in order to function properly.  It’s most well-known for being an important constituent of our thyroid hormones, which regulate metabolism and, in children, normal growth and development. It’s also very important for brain development in unborn, and young, children.  Indeed, researchers from Otago have […]

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