Iodized salt is common table salt that is fortified with iodine to reduce the incidence of goiter. Goiter is a disease accompanied by swelling of the thyroid gland because of iodine deficiency. Since salt is affordable a... More » Food Food Facts Herbs & Spices

Iodized salt provides an extra source of iodine, an essential element the body needs, according to the World Health Organization. Iodine plays an important role in brain development for babies inside the womb and for gro... More »

Iodized salt, also known as table salt, melts faster than rock salt, according to It does so because of multiple reasons, including its surface size and freezing temperature. More »

Sea salt does not naturally contain a significant enough amount of iodine to sustain human dietary needs. Most table salt is iodized, however many people question its health effects because of how processed it is. The be... More »

An abnormally enlarged thyroid gland is a condition called goiter, which often results from low iodine levels or irregular production of thyroid hormones in the body, explains Mayo Clinic. It also occurs due to the devel... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Too much iodine in the diet can cause goiter (an enlarged thyroid gland), thyroid inflammation and thyroid cancer. Ironically, these are some of the same conditions caused by an iodine deficiency. More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects

Nodules that form on the thyroid may be the result of insufficient iodine, multi-nodular goiter, chronic thyroid inflammation or thyroid cancer, according to Mayo Clinic. Such nodules and may be solid or fluid-filled and... More » Health Conditions & Diseases