Science Committee Member Dr. James L. Mills' Findings Featured in NIH News Release


On January 11, 2018, NIH put out a news release titled "Iodine deficiency may reduce pregnancy chances, NIH study suggests." The release features the work of Teratology Society Science Committee member Dr. James L. Mills.

“Our findings suggest that women who are thinking of becoming pregnant may need more iodine,” said James L. Mills, M.D., who conducted the study along with colleagues at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy ShriverNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the New York State Department of Health in Albany. “Iodine requirements increase during pregnancy, and the fetus depends on this mineral to make thyroid hormone and to ensure normal brain development.”

The full news release may be found HERE.  The paper published in the latest issue of the journal Human Reproduction may be found HERE.  

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