Iodine Global Network (IGN)

16.09.2019   IDD Newsletter 3/2019

In this issue:
  • Caribbean children have ample iodine intake
  • More iodine in Danish salt
  • Improved iodine rapid test kits
  • Joint iodine-sodium monitoring in Morocco

Meetings, news and announcements
  • IGN symposium at the American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting
  • IGN Update at the European Thyroid Association Annual Meeting
  • Sonam Kapoor, Indian actress and activist, emphasizes iodine deficiency and iodized salt
  • USA Today reports iodine deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the U.S.


Caribbean children have ample iodine intake

(Ambra Giorgetti, Michael Zimmermann)
Rapid, population-based surveys provide information on iodine status in 10 Caribbean countries that had no previous data.

Bonobos get their iodine from swampy plants – ancient humans might have as well

(Roni Dengler)

Danish Food Agency increases iodine in salt

(Will Chu)
The Danish Food Agency will increase the amount of iodine in salt in a move that looks to address iodine deficiency in pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as in the country’s general population.

Product update for Salt Test Kits

(Maria Elisa Forteza)

A national study in young Moroccan women confirms widespread iodine deficiency and shows the value of dual use of urine samples to assess sodium and iodine intake

(Prof. Hassan Aguenaou, Dr. Naima Saeid, Sandra Hunziker, Ambra Giorgetti, Prof. Michael Zimmermann)

Cooking with iodized salt sharply increases the iodine content in potatoes, pasta and rice

(From: Influence of cooking on the iodine content in potatoes, pasta and rice using iodized salt.)

Irish women need more dietary iodine

(Excerpted from: Mullan K, et al. Iodine status of teenage girls on the island of Ireland. Eur J Nutr)

To prevent iodine excess, Colombia plans to lower the iodine content of salt while emphasizing population salt reduction

(Ivan Dario Escobar, Ana Maria Higa)


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