Thyroid dysfunction in region of excess iodine intake of eastern Nepal

Authors

  • Zheng Feei Ma Department of Public Health, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China; Health and Sustainability Innovation (HSI) Lab, Health Technologies University Research Centre (HT-URC), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China; School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Hongxia Zhang Department of Food Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-2156.IntJSciRep20183185

Keywords:

Excess iodine, Subclinical hypothyroidism, School-aged children

Abstract

Iodine deficiency is one of most common micronutrient deficiencies worldwide, the consequences of excess iodine should not be ignored. Both chronic iodine excess and iodine deficiency can result in thyroid dysfunction in populations, especially children and pregnant women if not corrected. This is because children and pregnant women are very vulnerable to iodine deficiency and sensitive to iodine changes

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Author Biography

Hongxia Zhang, Department of Food Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Department of Food Science

References

Thapa S, Lamsal M, Chaudhari RK, Gelal B, Kunwar S, Baral N. Thyroid dysfunction in region of excess iodine intake of Eastern Nepal. Int J Sci Rep. 2018:4(5):114-8.

Ma ZF, Skeaff SA. Assessment of Population Iodine Status. In Iodine Deficiency Disorders and Their Elimination; Pearce, E.N., Ed.; Springer: Cham, Switzerland; 2017: 15–28.

Ma ZF, Skeaff SA. Thyroglobulin as a biomarker of iodine deficiency: a review. Thyroid. 2014;24(8):1195-209.

Ma ZF, Venn BJ, Manning PJ, Cameron CM, Skeaff SA. Iodine supplementation of mildly iodine-deficient adults lower thyroglobulin: a randomized controlled trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016;101(4):1737-44.

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Published

2018-07-24

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