Iodine Global Network (IGN)

IODINE Global Network

United States of America


IGN REGION: North America
COUNTRY POPULATION: 326,766,748 (2018)
MUIC* (µg/L): 213 (2009-10) National, SAC (6-11)
POPULATION IODINE INTAKE: Adequate
MUIC IN OTHER POPULATIONS (µg/L): 129 (2005-10) National, PW
HHIS* (UNICEF 2017): -
* MUIC, median urinary iodine concentration
* HHIS, percentage of households consuming iodized salt (>0 ppm) among all tested households

SAC, school-age children; WRA, women of reproductive age; PW, pregnant women

NEWS

11. March 2015

Only 53% of table salt sold at the retail level in the United States is iodized

Iodized salt has been an important source of dietary...

28. January 2015

Prenatal supplements in the U.S. should contain iodine, says CRN

Dietary supplement manufacturers should include a ...

06. January 2015

Six common patient misperceptions about iodine nutrition

There is good information about iodine nutrition and...

25. June 2014

Why should U.S. pregnant moms take iodine supplements?

If you're either expecting a little one or have a new...

NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

ATA proposes safe upper limits for iodine intake (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Excerpted from: Leung AM, et al., Potential Risks of Excess Iodine Ingestion and Exposure: Statement by the American Thyroid Association Public Health Committee. Thyroid. February 2015, 25(2): 145-146
IDD Newsletter 1/2015
Why are iodine supplements recommended? A pediatrician’s view (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Excerpted from an interview by the Medscape’s Stephanie Cajigal with Heather L. Brumberg, MD, MPH. Full interview is available here: www.medscape.com/viewarticle/829448#1
IDD Newsletter 2/2014
More iodine recommended for U.S. pregnant and lactating women (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
A policy statement developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) appeared in the journal Pediatrics on May 26. It recommends iodine supplementation for breastfeeding mothers and recommends that young infants not be exposed to tobacco smoke or drinking water with excess nitrate. The document is available to download at: pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/133/6/1163.full.html
IDD Newsletter 3/2014
Introduction of iodized salt in the 1920s boosted the US economy (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Excerpted from: Nisen M, Business Insider, November 2013, commenting on: Adhvaryu A et al. Salt Iodization and the Enfranchisement of the American Worker, September 2013
IDD Newsletter 1/2014
For (more) IDD Newsletter articles, please use the search box on this page.

PUBLICATIONS

Iodine content of U.S. weight-loss food (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Manikya Kuriti, Elizabeth N. Pearce, Lewis E. Braverman, Xuemei He, and Angela M. Leung
Endocr Pract. 2014, March 1; 20(3): 232–235
Intakes of Dairy Products and Dietary Supplements Are Positively Associated with Iodine Status among U.S. Children (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Cria G. Perrine, Kevin M. Sullivan, Rafael Flores, Kathleen L. Caldwell, and Laurence M. Grummer-Strawn
The Journal of Nutrition 2013, 22 May:1155-1160
The Prevalence of Using Iodine-Containing Supplements Is Low among Reproductive-Age Women, NHANES 1999–2006 (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Jaime J. Gahche, Regan L. Bailey, Lisa B. Mirel, and Johanna T. Dwyer
The Journal of Nutrition 2013, 24 April:872-877
The Cognitive Effects Of Micronutrient Deficiency: Evidence from Salt Iodization In The United States (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
James Feyrer, Dimitra Politi, David N. Weil
NBER WORKING PAPER SERIES 2013, July
Iodine concentration in commercial cat foods from three regions of the USA, 2008-2009 (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Charlotte H Edinboro, Elizabeth N Pearce, Sam Pino and Lewis E Braverman
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2013, 25 February
Iodine Status in Pregnant Women in the National Children's Study and in U.S. Women, NHANES 2005-2010 (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Caldwell KL, Pan Y, Mortensen ME, Makhmudov A, Merrill L, Moye J
THYROID 2013
Iodine Status of the U.S. Population, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005–2006 and 2007–2008 (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Kathleen L. Caldwell, Amir Makhmudov, Elizabeth Ely, Robert L. Jones, and Richard Y. Wang
THYROID 2011, Volume 21, Number 4
Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Alex Stagnaro-Green, Marcos Abalovich, Erik Alexander, Fereidoun Azizi, Jorge Mestman, Roberto Negro, Angelita Nixon, Elizabeth N. Pearce, Offie P. Soldin, Scott Sullivan, and Wilmar Wiersinga
THYROID 2011, Volume 21, Number 10
Iodine Content in Fast Foods: Comparison between two Fast-Food Chains in the United States (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Sun Y. Lee, Angela M. Leung, Xuemei He, Lewis E. Braverman, Elizabeth N. Pearce
ENDOCRINE PRACTICE 2010, November/December; Vol 16 No. 6
Iodine Content of Prenatal Multivitamins in the United States (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Angela M. Leung, Elizabeth N. Pearce, and Lewis E. Braverman
N Engl J Med 2009; 360(9)
Iodine Nutrition in the United States (PowerpointAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
William H. Dietz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

POLICY & LEGISLATION

Iodine Policy in the United States (PowerPointAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Elizabeth N. Pearce, M.D., M.Sc.
Created: June 2015
CRN guidelines on iodine in prenatal supplements (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES:
Iodine Quantity in Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements for Pregnancy and Lactation
January 27, 2015
History of U.S. Iodine Fortification and Supplementation (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Angela M. Leung, Lewis E. Braverman, and Elizabeth N. Pearce
Nutrients 2012, 4, 1740-1746

LINKS


Regional Coordinator

Elizabeth N. Pearce
Boston, MA, USA
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National Coordinator

Elizabeth N. Pearce
Boston, MA, USA
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