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26. October 2017

Global IDD Prevention day observed

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day was observed today at IMA Hall Lamphelpat under the theme Daily Consumption of Iodised Salt is the Solution to the problem of Iodine Deficiency Disorders. The observance was organised by the State ...

23. October 2017

What is iodised salt? Is it the only way to get iodine in your diet?

"Iodine is essential for healthy brain development in the fetus and young child. Iodine deficiency negatively affects the health of women, as well as economic productivity and quality of life," WHO. "Iodised salts were developed to create a standard...

22. October 2017

India: Kohima village declared ‘first non-iodized salt free village’

Kohima village was declared the “first non-iodized salt free village” and has pledged to procure, stock, sell and consume only iodised salt. According to DIPR report, the declaration was made during Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) Prevention...

22. October 2017

Nearly half of all Aussie women deficient in mineral vital for baby's brain health

More than 40 percent of Australian women are deficient in iodine, a vital mineral in developing healthy brains in babies. The finding from the Westmead Institute of Medical Research will cause concern, as iodine deficiency is the single most...

19. October 2017

Paleo diet may contribute to iodine deficiency

Older women on a so-called Paleolithic diet – which tries to mimic the diet of cavemen living in the stone age - may be more likely to develop iodine deficiency than their counterparts who don’t eat this way, a small Swedish experiment suggests. The...

04. October 2017

UK: Most milk substitutes are low in iodine

Milk and dairy products are the main source of iodine in many diets, and an important iodine source in many countries. However, the latest research from Dr. Sarah Bath (University of Surrey) found that the iodine concentration of most alternatives to...

04. July 2017

Russia prepares to review food legislation to improve iodine intakes

Following a successful nationwide public health campaign, iodine nutrition in Russia has been on the lips of the national media, public health experts and, at last, the decision makers. At a high-level inter-agency meeting on June 21, a draft ...

03. July 2017

New Zealand to investigate iodine status in women who don't eat bread

Massey University’s School of Food and Nutrition Master’s student Jacqui Finlayson’s interest in New Zealand’s iodine situation has ignited research investigating the iodine levels of Kiwi women who choose to avoid bread. "In 2009, to address iodine...

28. June 2017

Ireland: Questions over iodine levels in dairy feed

The Department of Agriculture has written to animal feed manufactures over the levels of iodine contained in their products. In the letter, seen by FarmIreland the Department cites concerns over milk containing high levels of iodine which is unsuitable...

26. June 2017

Ironing out Iodine Deficiency

When Professor Creswell Eastman visited a remote, mountainous region of Tibet in the 1980s, he was shocked by what he found. While researching the extent of iodine deficiency disorders, he came across entire villages filled with people with low IQs, ...

23. May 2017

Is your diet putting you at risk of iodine deficiency?

When you go to a cafe and order a coffee, do you avoid dairy and order soy milk or even almond milk instead? Or, do you avoid bread perhaps? Because you're trying not to eat too many carbs? Or because you're gluten intolerant. Well, if you do either of...

23. May 2017

Switzerland: Schleichender Jodmangel in der Schweiz: Werden wir wieder zu «Idioten der Alpen»?

Wegen Öko-Salz, Fertig-Food und Anti-Salz-Gesundheitskampagnen: Bei immer mehr Schweizern liegt die Jodversorgung im kritischen Bereich. Dieses Manko sorgte bereits vor über 100 Jahren für Probleme, besonders in den Bergtälern.

15. May 2017

How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia

The tsunami and nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, now threatens the developing brains of children in Cambodia — but not for reasons that were ever expected. Cambodia has long struggled with iodine deficiency. The element is crucial to early brain...

09. April 2017

Lack of iodized salt in Cambodia is a 'serious public health risk'

When Arnaud Laillou, a nutrition specialist with UNICEF, led a salt iodization study in 2014, he wanted to be sure that salt producers were not adding too much iodine. Just four years earlier, UNICEF had stopped providing iodine to salt producers at...

07. April 2017

Here’s the real reason we eat iodized table salt

Salt isn’t just a seasoning anymore, and the popularity of Salt Bae ― the hunky chef who salts his food with bravado ― is proof of that. Then there’s Himalayan pink salt, flaky sea salt and kosher salt that remind us we’re in a new era of cooking. But...

27. March 2017

Kashmir begins a goiter and iodine status survey

The Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar has started goiter survey in various areas. The study is being done in collaboration with Department of Biochemistry and multi-specialty research unit established by Indian...

27. March 2017

High burden of Iodine deficiency found in Israel’s first national survey

“High risk of impaired neurological development of the fetus in Israel” Ministry of Health supported research effort; now, eradicating iodine deficiency will require government funding and legislation, and a government-regulated program of salt or ...

27. March 2017

Israelis have among world's worst iodine deficiency

Acute iodine deficiency is costing Israelis IQ points and all we need to do to prevent neuro-damage is iodize salt like rest of world, say doctors. For the first time, Israelis have been surveyed for iodine levels and the discovered deficiencies have...

21. March 2017

Sustainable elimination of IDD in Latin America

A report has been published of the sub-regional workshops conducted in Latin America to evaluate the current IDD situation of the countries in the Region. The workshops were organized jointly by UNICEF and the Iodine Global Network, and their...

21. March 2017

February IDD Newsletter features Latin America, IQ impact

The February IDD Newsletter has been distributed and is posted on our website. Articles focus on the challenges in Latin America and the impact of iodized salt in enhancing IQ of newborn infants.

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