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Co-existing environmental iodine deficiency and iodine deficiency disorders show a poor relationship : what are we missing?

Stewart, A.G.; Fordyce, F.; Ge, X.; Jiang, J.-J.. 2002 Co-existing environmental iodine deficiency and iodine deficiency disorders show a poor relationship : what are we missing? In: Abstracts of the 20th SEGH European Conference. Debrecen, Hungary, SEGH, 1pp.

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Abstract/Summary

The iodine deficiency disorders [IDD] are a major, but preventable, global cause of morbidity and mortality. Iodine deficiency is the single most important cause of preventable mental health problems [cretinism] on a world-wide scale. The role that environmental deficiency plays, however, is not completely clear. In Xinjiang Province, China, we examined thyroid metabolism in parallel with environmental iodine levels. Despite the abolition of clinically apparent goitre by a recent government iodination programme the historical trend could still be distinguished [low- IDD district meant thyroid volume 0.53 mls; mid-IDD 0.88; high-IDD 1.03].

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Chemical and Biological Hazards
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Ecology and Environment
Health
Date made live: 09 Aug 2012 12:18
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/19105

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