Organic milk is less healthy than regular milk and could cause unborn babies to have lower IQs, a study suggests.
Compared with conventionally-produced milk, organic milk contains around one third less iodine which is essential for maintaining a strong metabolism.
Pregnant women who switch to organic thinking it will be healthier may also be putting the brain development of their unborn child at risk, experts have warned.
Iodine is known to be important for the healthy brain development of babies, especially in the early stages of pregnancy.
Previous research has shown that mothers-to-be who are iodine deficient during this critical time can give birth to children with reduced IQs.
Milk is the primary source of iodine in the UK diet and researchers from the University of Reading said the finding could have potentially serious health implications.
The danger of iodine lack, sure. Goitre in the woman and cretinism in the child. But where’s this milk thing come from? I thought we all got our iodine through our salt?
Or can’t they say that because salt is the very devil and we’re supposed to cut our intake?