Iodine Global Network (IGN)

United States of America

IGN REGION: North America
MUIC* (µg/L): 190 (2011-14) National, SAC (6-11 years)
POPULATION IODINE INTAKE: Adequate
* MUIC, median urinary iodine concentration
SAC: school-age children / WRA: women of reproductive age / PW: pregnant women / NPNLW: Non-Pregnant Non-Lactating Women

NEWS

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 virtues of seaweed and...

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 iodized table salt sales...

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.S., the Council for...

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 iodine nutrition and...

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 American Academy of...

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 University, and...

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 contain NO iodine. ...

PUBLICATIONS

Iodine content of U.S. weight-loss foodAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
Manikya Kuriti, Elizabeth N. Pearce, Lewis E. Braverman, Xuemei He, and Angela M. Leung
Endocr Pract. 2014, March 1; 20(3): 232–235
Intakes of Dairy Products and Dietary Supplements Are Positively Associated with Iodine Status among U.S.Achtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster ChildrenAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
Cria G. Perrine, Kevin M. Sullivan, Rafael Flores, Kathleen L. Caldwell, and Laurence M. Grummer-Strawn
The Journal of Nutrition 2013, 22 May:1155-1160
The Prevalence of Using Iodine-Containing Supplements Is Low among Reproductive-Age Women, NHANES 1999-2006Achtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
Jaime J. Gahche, Regan L. Bailey, Lisa B. Mirel, and Johanna T. Dwyer
The Journal of Nutrition 2013, 24 April:872-877
The Cognitive Effects Of Micronutrient Deficiency: Evidence from Salt Iodization In The United StatesAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
James Feyrer, Dimitra Politi, David N. Weil
NBER WORKING PAPER SERIES 2013, July
Iodine concentration in commercial cat foods from three regions of the USA, 2008-2009Achtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
Charlotte H Edinboro, Elizabeth N Pearce, Sam Pino and Lewis E Braverman
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2013, 25 February
Iodine Status in Pregnant Women in the National Children's Study and in U.S. Women, NHANES 2005-2010Achtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
Caldwell KL, Pan Y, Mortensen ME, Makhmudov A, Merrill L, Moye J
THYROID 2013
Iodine Status of the U.S. Population, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2006 & 2007-2008Achtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
Kathleen L. Caldwell, Amir Makhmudov, Elizabeth Ely, Robert L. Jones, and Richard Y. Wang
THYROID 2011, Volume 21, Number 4
Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease DuringAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster Pregnancy and PostpartumAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
Alex Stagnaro-Green, Marcos Abalovich, Erik Alexander, Fereidoun Azizi, Jorge Mestman, Roberto Negro, Angelita Nixon, Elizabeth N. Pearce, Offie P. Soldin, Scott Sullivan, and Wilmar Wiersinga
THYROID 2011, Volume 21, Number 10
Iodine Content in Fast Foods: Comparison between two Fast-Food Chains in the United StatesAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
Sun Y. Lee, Angela M. Leung, Xuemei He, Lewis E. Braverman, Elizabeth N. Pearce
ENDOCRINE PRACTICE 2010, November/December; Vol 16 No. 6
Iodine Content of Prenatal Multivitamins in the United StatesAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
Angela M. Leung, Elizabeth N. Pearce, and Lewis E. Braverman
N Engl J Med 2009; 360(9)
Iodine Nutrition in the United States (Powerpoint)Achtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
William H. Dietz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

POLICY & LEGISLATION

Iodine Policy in the United States (PowerPoint)Achtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
Elizabeth N. Pearce, M.D., M.Sc.
Created: June 2015
CRN guidelines on iodine in prenatal supplementsAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES:
Iodine Quantity in Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements for Pregnancy and Lactation
January 27, 2015
History of U.S. Iodine Fortification and SupplementationAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster
Angela M. Leung, Lewis E. Braverman, and Elizabeth N. Pearce
Nutrients 2012, 4, 1740-1746

LINKS


Regional Coordinator

Elizabeth N. Pearce
Boston, MA, USA
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National Coordinator

Elizabeth N. Pearce
Boston, MA, USA
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