Iodine Deficiency Disorders After a Decade of Universal Salt Iodization in a Severe Iodine Deficiency Region in China (Report)

Iodine Deficiency Disorders After a Decade of Universal Salt Iodization in a Severe Iodine Deficiency Region in China (Report)

Iodine is an essential ingredient for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Iodine deficiency (ID) causes goiter and different forms of physical and mental retardation. Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) affect the poor, pregnant woman and preschool children (1,2). Normal levels of thyroid hormones are required for neuronal migration and myelination of the foetal brain, and lack […]

Dietary Supplies of Iodine & Thiocyanate in the Aetiology of Endemic Goitre in Imphal East District of Manipur, North East India.

Dietary Supplies of Iodine & Thiocyanate in the Aetiology of Endemic Goitre in Imphal East District of Manipur, North East India.

Background & objectives: The present investigation was undertaken to study the iodine nutritional status of school children of Imphal east district in Manipur where endemic goitre persists during post-salt iodization phase along with the investigation of the factors responsible for the occurrence of goitre endemicity. Methods: A total of 1,286 children (6-12 yr) were clinically […]