Iodine Global Network (IGN) - Western and Central Europe - news, documents, and links

Iodine Global Network (IGN)

IODINE Global Network

Western and Central Europe - news, documents, and links

News

23. September 2015

Expo 2015: iodized salt for a healthy thyroid

"Only 55% of Italians buy it, let's aim for 90%', expert says" Iodized salt is the 'best ally' for a healthy thyroid, endocrinologist Dominique Van Doorne said at Expo Milano 2015. She was speaking as...

05. September 2015

'EUThyroid' initiative to kick-off in Vienna

The pan-European research initiative within the EU funding scheme Horizon 2020, called ‘EUThyroid’ will kick off in Vienna, Austria, on 7–9th September. The goal of the meeting will be to discuss the...

27. May 2015

EFSA: Opinion on perchlorate in fruit and vegetables

EFSA has re-published its scientific opinion on the risks to public health from perchlorate in food, particularly in fruit and vegetables. Adopted in September 2014, the opinion has been revised because ...

13. September 2014

‘Tour de Thyroid’ (15–30 September)

On Monday 15 September, a Croatian charity team Bioleptir Hrvatska (Butterfly Croatia) will set out on a cross-European bicycle tour to raise awareness of thyroid disorders and iodine deficiency. The tour...

25. June 2014

Iodine deficiency: no thing of the past for Europeans

Some 30% of the world's population, or two billion people, are deficient in iodine. Although the most severe cases occur in developing countries, Europeans are affected too, with about half of continental...

IDD Newsletter

Progress against IDD in Europe (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
IDD Newsletter 2/2010
Although Western & Central Europe is an industrialised and wealthy part of the world, there still remain areas of iodine deficiency in several countries. Legislation also differs widely among European countries. Not all countries within the region have been able to successfully establish official governmental iodine deficiency control programs.

Publications on iodine

Iodine deficiency in pregnant women in Europe (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
MB Zimmermann, M Gizak, K Abbott, M Andersson
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2015
EUThyroid Project - Fact Sheet (English) (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Iodine Status in Europe in 2014 (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
John H. Lazarus
Eur Thyroid J 2014, 3:3–6
SCIENTIFIC OPINION: Scientific opinion on Dietary Reference Values for iodine (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA); European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
EFSA Journal 2014;12(5):3660
2014 European Thyroid Association Guidelines for the Management of Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy and in Children (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
John Lazarus, Rosalind S. Brown, Chantal Daumerie, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, Roberto Negro, and Bijay Vaidya
Eur Thyroid J 2014, 3:76–94
Effect of lowdose selenium on thyroid autoimmunity and thyroid function in UK pregnant women with mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Jinyuan Mao, Victor J. Pop, Sarah C. Bath, Huib L. Vader, Christopher W. G. Redman, and Margaret P. Rayman
Eur J Nutr 2014, Dec 19
Mapping salt reduction initiatives in the WHO European Region (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
World Health Organization 2013
Prevalence of iodine deficiency in Europe in 2010 (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
M.B. Zimmermann and M. Andersson
Annales d'Endocrinologie 2011, 72; 164-166
Iodine deficiency in Europe: A continuing public health problem (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Maria Andersson, Bruno de Benoist, Ian Darnton-Hill, François Delange
World Health Organization/UNICEF, 2007

Legislation

COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION (EU) 2015/682 of 29 April 2015 on the monitoring of the presence of perchlorate in food (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
(Text with EEA relevance)
Official Journal of the European Union 30.4.2015
REGULATION (EC) No 1925/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 20 December 2006 on the addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods (PDFAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster)
Official Journal of the European Union 404, 30.12.2006, 26-38

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