Special Issue "Effects of Iodine Intake on Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2019) | Viewed by 62609
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Interests: natural compounds; omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid; PPAR gamma; breast cancer; Mediterranean diet; iodine deficiency
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Iodine, a key component of thyroid hormones, is considered to be an essential micronutrient for proper health at all life stages. Indeed, an inadequate dietary intake of iodine is responsible for several functional and developmental abnormalities. The most serious consequences of iodine deficiency include hypothyroidism, early abortion, low birth weight, preterm delivery, neuro-cognitive impairment, and mental retardation. On the other hand, the consequences of mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency, such as goiter, are less well understood but represent an important priority for research and public health practice. Over the last several decades, many countries across the globe have introduced mandatory salt iodization programmes, which have dramatically reduced the number of iodine-deficient countries. However, although substantial progress has been made worldwide, mild-to-moderate deficiency is still prevalent even in many developed countries. Thus, the ongoing monitoring of the population iodine status remains crucially important, and attention may need to be paid to vulnerable life stage groups.
This Special Issue of Nutrients entitled “Effects of Iodine Intake on Human Health” welcomes original research and reviews of literature concerning this important topic.
Prof. Dr. Daniela Bonofiglio
Prof. Stefania Catalano
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- Dietary iodine intake
- Iodine status
- Iodine deficiency
- Iodine supplementation