can be found in a variety of foods, such as fish, dairy, eggs, and seaweed.
-deficient women get pregnant, problems can arise as iodine
is essential for the manufacturing of thyroid hormones, an important growth factor, especially for an unborn baby.
Apart from Angola, the only other countries with school-age children showing greater iodine
deficiencies are Pakistan, Ethiopia, Sudan, Russia, Afghanistan and Algeria.
levels showed that 99% women were iodine
Salma Shaikh said that the deficiency of iodine
produce number of disorders in human and mostly affected groups are children, pregnant women, ladies and adult population.
requirements increase during pregnancy, and the fetus depends on this mineral to make thyroid hormone and to ensure normal brain development.
The seminar was organised by Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Bahauddin Zakariya University with the collaboration of Punjab Food Authority, Nutrition International Pakistan, World Food Programme and Scaling Up Nutrition on 'Role of Civil Society and Educational Institutions in Creating Awareness on Iodine
Deficiency' here at BZU.
Comment: Over the past few years, there have been a number of case reports of neonatal hypothyroidism in the infants of mothers who took large amounts of iodine
Qureshi informed that the 40 percent women and 60 percent children are affected in Sindh alone due to iodine
deficiency consequent to lack of awareness and wrong perceptions about iodine
salt, non- implementation of laws, and inadequate performances of concerned management.
Most people get enough iodine
in their diets to prevent deficiency, since iodine
is present in many foods, as well as in iodized salt.
Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) suggest that iodine
intake has decreased dramatically over the past several decades, with the percentage of women of childbearing age with iodine
deficiency rising from 4% to 15% from 2005 to 2008.
is an element that is involved in the production of thyroid hormones.
has one main function in the body: The thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland nestled at the base of the throat, needs it to make thyroid hormones, which affect every cell in the body by regulating metabolism.
The recognition is given by the DOH's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to salt products which have the 30-70 parts per million of iodine
Their urinary iodine
concentration (UIC) and goitre prevalence was assessed.