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February 2004 Issue

Less Salt Means Less Iodine; Is Iodine Still Important in the Diet?

Q. Does it make a difference whether I use iodized or uniodized salt?

A. It could. Iodine is an essential mineral required by the body for the production of thyroid hormones, which help regulate growth and metabolism. Iodine cannot be stored for long by the body, so tiny amounts are needed regularly

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