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Ministry of Health: for ten years, you can solve the problem of iodine deficiency in Russia
The massive phased introduction of iodized salt into the daily diet of Russians will solve the problem of iodine deficiency over 7-10 years. About it пишет RIA Novosti with reference to the Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Oleg Sagai.
The Ministry of Health of Russia has developed a federal bill, according to which all food salt in Russia will be iodized by 2020. This measure is intended to make universal prevention of iodine deficiency disorders. “This will allow eliminating iodine-deficient cretinism and associated disability after 10-15 years, reduce the number of operations for the nodal forms of thyroid diseases by 30-40%,” said Oleg Sagai in an interview with the agency.
He also added that the use of iodized salt will be able to continue the life of patients with thyroid diseases on 7-10 years.