Special Issue "Iodine and Health throughout the Lifecourse"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2018).
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; chronic disease; nutrition, health and ageing; food and nutrition monitoring; food security; salt reduction; micronutrient status of populations; dietary methodology
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Special Issue in Nutrients: Fortification to Combat Micronutrient Deficiencies
Iodine is a key nutrient required for the formation of the thyroid hormones. Iodine deficiency, a preventable cause of brain damage and impaired development, remains a challenge to lifelong health globally. Design and implementation of successful strategies to prevent iodine insufficiency requires an in-depth understanding of the personal and societal factors influencing food choices, dietary behaviour and policy-making, as well as key physiological and molecular events linking iodine, metabolism and physical and cognitive development.
This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled "Iodine and Health Throughout the Lifecourse", welcomes the submission of manuscripts describing either original research or systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Prevention of iodine deficiency instead of Iodine prophylaxis
- Iodine and cognitive function in older adults
- Iodine and neurocognitive development in pregnancy and childhood
- Health promotion and interventions to improve iodine status in vulnerable groups
- Effectiveness of iodine fortification policies
- Epidemiological and health economics studies
- Animal and in vitro models supporting novel molecular understanding of the role of iodine in development and ageing
- Novel methods to better determine iodine status of individuals
Dr. Karen Charlton
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