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Has the UK really become iodine sufficient?

Bath, Sarah and Rayman, Margaret (2017) Has the UK really become iodine sufficient? Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 6 (2). pp. 89-90.

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In December, 2016, the Iodine Global Network (IGN) published its new map of global iodine nutrition based on median urinary iodine concentration (mUIC) in school-aged children.1 Notably, the status of the UK, which was classified as mildly iodine deficient in 2014–15 (mUIC 50–99 μg/L), had become adequate by 2016 (mUIC 100–299 μg/L).1 The reason for this apparently rapid improvement lies in the different data sources used; data that showed mild deficiency in 2014–15 came from spot-urine samples from 737 girls aged 14–15 years from nine UK centres (mUIC 80·1 μg/L),2 whereas the 2016 data were based on spot-urine samples from 458 boys and girls aged 4–18 years, which were collected in year 6 of the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS).

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Biosciences and Medicine
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
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Date : 24 April 2017
DOI : 10.1016/S2213-8587(17)30133-X
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 02 May 2017 18:15
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 17:14

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