Iodine Global Network (IGN)

Iodine in global news

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.

02. February 2017

Xenia Tchoumitcheva raises more than 1,000 GBP for the IGN

The Swiss, Russian-born model and enterpreneur Xenia Tchoumitcheva (@xenia) has launched a two-week fundraising campaign for the IGN via the All Charities UK online platform. Xenia is the first celebrity to launch a campaign with All Charities, and we...

16. December 2016

Why has Australia fallen behind Kazakhstan in school performance?

By Cres Eastman for the Sydney Morning Herald When will we ever learn? After the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study results were released in 2012 there was widespread...

10. November 2016

Northern Ireland: Pregnant women may be iodine deficient

by Amber Cox, originally published on the Healio website on November 9, 2016 Iodine deficiency in pregnant women from Northern Ireland is common, but offspring have adequate iodine levels, according to a recent study. “A re-emergence of mild ...

08. November 2016

UK: Lack of iodine during pregnancy linked to lower IQ in babies

Originally published in the Irish News on November 8, 2016 Pregnant women are being encouraged to include iodine-rich foods such as dairy, fish, eggs and cranberries in their diet to avoid compromising their unborn children's brain development...

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