Special Issue "Iodine Supplementation"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2012)
Dr. Sheila Skeaff
Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone: +643 479 7944
Fax: +643 479 7958
Interests: monitoring the iodine status of at-risk groups such as children and pregnant women to determine if dietary intakes are meeting requirements
Dr. Jo (Shao) Zhou
School of Agriculture Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 5005, Australia
Phone: +61 8 8313 4111
Fax: +61 8 8313 7109
Interests: the effect of iodine nutrition in pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes and early childhood development
Iodine is needed for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, which are required for normal growth and development, particularly of the brain and central nervous system. Iodine deficiency is still one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies in the world affecting up to 700 million people. Inadequate intake is the main cause of iodine deficiency as the natural iodine content of most foods is low. Iodine intakes can be improved through fortification with universal salt iodization as recommended by the World Health Organization. For segments of the population who do not consume fortified foods or those segments of the population with high dietary iodine requirements, such as pregnant and lactating women, additional iodine in the form of supplementation is suggested. Currently, some countries including the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have recommended that pregnant and lactating women take a daily iodine supplement, despite a lack of randomized trials to support the efficacy and safety of routine iodine supplementation, particularly in populations with less severe iodine deficiency. The purpose of this special issue is to focus on the effect of increased iodine intake via iodine supplementation on iodine status and health outcomes in populations with moderate to mild iodine deficiency.
Dr. Sheila Skeaff
Dr. Jo (Shao) Zhou
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- iodine deficiency
- iodine intake
Article: Poor Knowledge and Practices Related to Iodine Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation in Australian Women: Pre- and Post-Iodine Fortification
Nutrients 2012, 4(9), 1317-1327; doi:10.3390/nu4091317
Received: 28 June 2012; in revised form: 31 July 2012 / Accepted: 12 September 2012 / Published: 20 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (564 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Nutrients 2012, 4(11), 1740-1746; doi:10.3390/nu4111740
Received: 10 October 2012; in revised form: 1 November 2012 / Accepted: 7 November 2012 / Published: 13 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (284 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Iodine and Mental Development of Children 5 Years Old and Under: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Nutrients 2013, 5(4), 1384-1416; doi:10.3390/nu5041384
Received: 10 December 2012; in revised form: 14 February 2013 / Accepted: 22 March 2013 / Published: 22 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (421 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 18 May 2012