Can legislation on salt iodization be harmonized in Europe?
(Wouter Lox, Managing Director, EU Salt)
The joint WHO and UNICEF report published in 2007 on “Iodine deficiency in Europe: A continuing public health problem” described the situation of iodine deficiency in Europe as a major public health concern. Here, we aim to identify the missing ingredient and propose a solution that could help to eliminate iodine deficiency in Europe.
Transforming the salt industry in Tanzania to remove obstacles to USI
(Vincent Assey, Jonathan Gorstein, Robin Houston, Festo Kavishe, Banda Ndiaye, Alister Shields)
In December 2016, the Iodine Global Network with support from Nutrition International, and in partnership with UNICEF, GAIN, TFNC and other national stakeholders, conducted a comprehensive review of Tanzania’s IDD program to determine its current status, identify gaps, and recommend steps to improve the supply and use of adequately iodized salt.
A new strategy for the elimination of iodine deficiency in North Korea
Iodine deficiency was first recorded in North Korea in 1995, and the government started efforts to produce iodized salt soon after. On the invitation of UNICEF, the Iodine Global Network visited in January 2016.
Paleolithic weight-loss diet puts women at risk of iodine deficiency
(Excerpted from Manousou S et al. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition)
A Paleolithic-type weight-loss diet (known as paleo diet or PD) has beneficial metabolic effects, but it excludes two largest iodine sources: table salt and dairy products. A 2-year randomized trial compared the risk of iodine deficiency in Swedish women on a PD compared with the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR) diet.
Iodized bouillon to prevent iodine deficiency in Vietnam
(Excerpted from: ‘3 Mièn Bouillon’ to prevent iodine deficiency. Viet Nam News, November 28, 2017)
In response to the alarming news of iodine deficiency in Vietnam, UNIBEN Company actively collaborated with experts from the Nutrition Center of HCM City to develop a new food product, iodized bouillon, and distributed it to millions of Vietnamese families.