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News United States of America

29. April 2019

USA: These Maine entrepreneurs want you to eat seaweed And love it

If you find yourself asking, “What’s Seaweed Week?” or more to the point, “Why should I care?” Josh Rogers can explain. Seaweed Week is his idea, dreamed up to highlight the many...

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 iodine, a trace element important for regulating human growth, development, and metabolic functions. This analysis identified...

28. January 2015

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

Dietary supplement manufacturers should include a daily serving of at least 150 mcg of iodine in all multivitamin/mineral supplements intended for pregnant and lactating women in the U...

06. January 2015

Six common patient misperceptions about iodine nutrition

There is good information about iodine nutrition and the thyroid available on the Internet, but unfortunately there is also misinformation. The following are six misperceptions about...

25. June 2014

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

If you're either expecting a little one or have a new baby at home, you may want to reconsider trading table salt for alternatives like sea salt. A new policy statement from The...

27. May 2014

A new review by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends iodine supplementation for U.S. pregnant and lactating women

Many women of reproductive age in the United States are marginally iodine deficient, perhaps because the salt in processed foods is not iodized.

29. October 2013

Iodine intakes in Boston infants fed breast milk or formula are adequate

A study from Boston University suggests that infants fed only breast milk or only formula, or a combination of the two, have adequate iodine intakes. Angela Leung, MD, MSc, of Boston...

26. February 2009

Most US prenatal multivitamins lack iodine: NEJM letter

ICCIDD Board member Elizabeth Pearce of the Boston University Medical Center reports in the Feb. 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine that 51% of US prenatal multivitamins...