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How adding iodine to salt made America smarter
Daily Mail UK ^ | 24 July 2013 | By Alex Greig

Posted on 07/27/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT by dennisw

Edited on 07/27/2013 4:45:52 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A new study indicates that Americans gained up to 15 IQ points after the addition of iodine to salt became mandatory.

In an effort to prevent goiter related to iodine deficiency, authorities ruled that iodine be added to U.S. salt products in 1924.


(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: celticsalt; himalayansalt; iodine; pinksalt; salt; seasalt
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1 posted on 07/27/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT by dennisw
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2377052/How-adding-iodine-salt-America-smarter.html#ixzz2a21HnMps

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2 posted on 07/27/2013 4:03:33 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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Interesting! Evidently many libs grew up in an iodine-free zone.


3 posted on 07/27/2013 4:08:53 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: dennisw

But Mayor Blooberg says salt is bad for you.


4 posted on 07/27/2013 4:09:16 PM PDT by rey
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Well..80% of the people that I deal with don’t use salt...:-))


5 posted on 07/27/2013 4:10:23 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: dennisw

Annnddd, how do they account for America today?


6 posted on 07/27/2013 4:12:11 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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I would like to see how they isolate the variable enough to make the study meaningful. There were enormous cultural changes going on throughout the period.


7 posted on 07/27/2013 4:12:28 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: dennisw
This is well know and has been for at least a while.

There are a few countries where saying "your momma didn't take her iodine" is a major insult.

8 posted on 07/27/2013 4:12:32 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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Could have fooled me.


9 posted on 07/27/2013 4:13:25 PM PDT by dinodino
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Judging from the last few Presidential elections, I think we need to add even more iodine.


10 posted on 07/27/2013 4:15:34 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: dennisw

Iodine was added to salt at a time when food sources were regional. That time is long past; it would be nearly impossible for an American today to have an iodine deficiency.


11 posted on 07/27/2013 4:16:59 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (o : Tagline Test ; -)
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I wonder if low-salt diets lead to a corresponding decrease in IQ?

That would certainly explain Michael Bloomberg's megalomaniacal dementia.

12 posted on 07/27/2013 4:17:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: marktwain

I read the article, and it is interesting. More persuasive than I first thought.

Raising the world’s average IQ should be a good thing, I would think.

On the negative side, should we worry about smarter enemies?


13 posted on 07/27/2013 4:18:25 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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If Bloomberg and the Obamas can get the IQ down by 30 points, there will be even more Democrats...


14 posted on 07/27/2013 4:20:09 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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How adding iodine to salt made America smarter

Fortunately, the Federal government was able to counteract this drastic effect by adding Communists to education.

15 posted on 07/27/2013 4:27:41 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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Raising the world’s average IQ should be a good thing, I would think.

See my #15.

16 posted on 07/27/2013 4:29:31 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: dennisw

I suppose if eating lead paint can make you stupid , iodized salt can make you smart


17 posted on 07/27/2013 4:40:56 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Navy Patriot

And fluoride to the water supply.


18 posted on 07/27/2013 5:04:49 PM PDT by 05 Mustang GT Rocks
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks

It will rob you of your Purity of Essence....


19 posted on 07/27/2013 5:10:07 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks

Yeah, ya gotta be careful with most all metals and halogens.


20 posted on 07/27/2013 5:14:49 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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