6. Thyroid Hormone, Iodine and Human Brain Evolution

  1. Stephen C. Cunnane3 and
  2. Kathlyn M. Stewart4
  1. Sebastiano Venturi1 and
  2. Michel E. Bégin2

Published Online: 28 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470609880.ch6

Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources

Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources

How to Cite

Venturi, S. and Bégin, M. E. (2010) Thyroid Hormone, Iodine and Human Brain Evolution, in Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources (eds S. C. Cunnane and K. M. Stewart), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470609880.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Research Center on Aging and Departments of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

  2. 4

    Paleobiology, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, K1P 6P4, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Tre Genghe n. 2; Department of Health, Marche Region, 61016-Pennabilli (PU), Italy

  2. 2

    Research Center on Aging, Health and Social Services Centre, Sherbrooke Geriatrics University Institute, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada J1H 4C4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 MAY 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470452684

Online ISBN: 9780470609880

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Keywords:

  • thyroid hormone, iodine and human brain evolution;
  • fetal development - thyroid hormone required for brain tissue;
  • iodine deficiency disorders - chronic reduction of thyroid hormone

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Thyroid Hormone Metabolism and Function

  • Fetal Development

  • Antioxidant Activity of Iodine

  • Dietary Sources of Iodine

  • Iodine Deficiency Disorders

  • Human Brain Evolution

  • Thyroid Hormone, Iodine, and Human Brain Evolution

  • Conclusion

  • References