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This profile was last updated on 10/5/03  and contains information from public web pages.

Dr. Kamala Guttikonda

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Endocrine Research Fellow

Phone: +61 * **** ****  HQ Phone
Westmead Hospital
Hawkesbury Rd
Westmead, New South Wales 2145
Australia

Company Description: About Westmead The Children's Hospital at Westmead is a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney, with a bed capacity of 339 and annual presentations to the...   more
Web References
The Courier-Mail: Schoolchildren 'lack key nutrient' [05oct03]
www.thecouriermail.news.com.au, 5 Oct 2003 [cached]
"(In conjunction with two previous studies) this suggests that iodine intake in mainland Australia has halved over a 10-year period," authors Kamala Guttikonda, Cheryl Travers, Peter Lewis and Steven Boyages wrote.
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Dr Guttikonda, an endocrine research fellow at Westmead Hospital, said iodine deficiency was the world's single most common cause of preventable mental retardation and brain damage.
"While goitre is perhaps the best known effect of iodine deficiency, it can also have a deleterious effect on the developing brain of the foetus, ranging from mild brain dysfunction to irreversible intellectual impairment," Dr Guttikonda said.
Despite the high number of children found to have low urinary iodine levels, Dr Guttikonda said the study discovered no evidence of goitre - enlarged thyroid glands most often caused by a lack of dietary iodine.
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