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Iodine. Do We Need an Enrichment Program in Denmark?

Rasmussen, Lone Banke ; Andersson, Grethe ; Haraldsdóttir, Jóhanna ; Kristiansen, Eva ; Molsted, Kirsten ; Laurberg, Peter ; Overvad, Kim ; Perrild, Hans ; Ovesen, Lars

International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 01 January 1996, Vol.47(5), pp.377-381 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Iodine. Do We Need an Enrichment Program in Denmark?
  • Author/Creator: Rasmussen, Lone Banke ; Andersson, Grethe ; Haraldsdóttir, Jóhanna ; Kristiansen, Eva ; Molsted, Kirsten ; Laurberg, Peter ; Overvad, Kim ; Perrild, Hans ; Ovesen, Lars
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Anatomy & Physiology ; Diet & Clinical Nutrition
  • Is Part Of: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 01 January 1996, Vol.47(5), pp.377-381
  • Description: A working group was established to evaluate the need for iodine enrichment in Denmark. Judged from studies of urinary iodine excretion and one dietary survey the intake of iodine in Denmark is low compared with recommended intakes. The occurrence of non-toxic goitre is relatively high; between 9 and 13 % in elderly women. Furthermore, a high occurrence of toxic goitre has been seen in the western part of Denmark. On the other hand, an increased or a high intake of iodine may lead to hyperthyroidism and thyroiditis. The working group concluded that an increase in iodine intake in the Danish population is needed and the best way to achieve this is to iodize all salt. To avoid side effects of a sudden large increase in iodine intake the initial amount of iodine in salt will only be 2 ppm.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0963-7486 ; E-ISSN: 1465-3478 ; DOI: 10.3109/09637489609006950