Latest iodine deficiency Stories

Infant Gets Iodine From Breastmilk
2013-11-26 09:42:37

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The trace element iodine is an essential component in healthy bodies. It is especially important for the healthy development of babies. An iodine deficiency can cause disrupted growth and serious nervous system damage. There are regions of the world with iodine deficient soil such as Switzerland, where iodized salt is suggested as an important ingredient in cooking and the food industry. In general, however, most infants receive...

2013-09-24 23:03:02

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Iodine Industry. (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Iodine in Metric Tons by the following End-Use Applications: Animal Feed, Human Health Applications (X-Ray Contrast Media, Biocides/Idophors, Pharmaceuticals, & Nutrition) and Industrial Applications (Optical Polarizing Film (OPF), Catalysts & Stabilizers), and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics...

2013-06-18 13:49:47

Research from the University of Adelaide shows that iodized salt used in bread is not enough to provide healthy levels of iodine for pregnant women and their unborn children. The study-— led by researchers from the University's Robinson Institute — has prompted calls for pregnant women to keep taking iodine supplements. Iodine deficiency is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most common preventable cause of brain damage in the world. "Iodine is an...

2012-09-12 23:00:47

Natural Health Sherpa named bromine, fluoride, and chlorine as chemicals that lead to iodine deficiency. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Natural Health Sherpa named bromine, fluoride, and chlorine as three chemicals that hinder iodine absorption, thus leading to deficiency in the mineral. Iodine is a vital nutrient that helps prevent goiter, depression, mental degradation, and many other conditions. “It is essential for the production of the hormone thyroxin, which your...

2010-02-24 11:14:56

Iodine is an essential element for synthesizing thyroid hormones. A team of researchers from the Childhood and Environment Project (INMA) has studied the consequences of pregnant women consuming it in their diet and in supplements. The results suggest the need to evaluate their iodine nutritional status before systematically recommending taking it during pregnancy. "Good iodine nutritional status at the start of and during pregnancy is essential for maintaining proper thyroid function in the...

2009-02-26 07:25:00

U.S. researchers reported Wednesday that multivitamin supplements contain less iodine than the label promises, which could put newborns at risk for developmental issues. Boston University Medical Center researchers tested the iodine content of 60 multivitamins with iodine. Dramatic findings reveal that only 28 percent contained the full amount promised on the label. The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the other cases, researchers found the products designed to...

2007-09-22 03:00:06

By Perez-Lopez, Faustino R Abstract Iodine is a trace element essential for synthesis of the thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine and thyroxine. These hormones play a vital role in the early growth and development stages of most organs, especially the brain. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that, after famine, iodine deficiency is the most avoidable cause of cerebral lesions including different degrees of mental retardation and cerebral paralysis. The main function of iodine...

2006-05-10 00:08:22

BEIJING (Reuters) - China still has a way to go to eradicate iodine deficiency because of difficulties in fortifying salt in some remote regions, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Lack of iodine causes neck goiters and mental retardation and more than 700 million Chinese live in iodine-deficient regions. But over the past 50 years, a protracted government effort has meant more than 90 percent of the population has access to iodized salt, said ministry spokesman Mao Qun'an....

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