I know what iodine deficiency does – goitre and thus cretinism. But dairy?
Don’t cut down on dairy, the British Nutrition Foundation has said, as it warned focus on the environment may lead to poorer diets.
The charity said that the supply of key nutrients such as iron and iodine needed to be taken into account when considering food advice, particularly for teenage girls and young women.
Thought it was about being too far from the sea – therefore no salt water fish etc. The solution being iodised salt. Which pretty much everywhere does have now.
Or am I getting confused with where it was prevalent, for other reasons, up in the Alps?