Christine D. Thomson

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Glutathione peroxidase (EC, GSH-Px) activities and selenium (Se) concentrations in blood of 12 New Zealand residents were followed during prolonged supplementation with physiological doses (100 microgram Se) of sodium selenite (selenite-Se) or selenomethionine (Semet-Se). GSH-Px activities increased in all subjects but at 17 wk the mean increase(More)
BACKGROUND Insufficient iodine in children's diets is of concern because thyroid hormones are needed for normal growth and development, particularly of the brain. This study aimed to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the iodine status of New Zealand schoolchildren using a range of biochemical indices suitable for populations (i.e. urinary iodine(More)
In response to the re-emergence of iodine deficiency in New Zealand, in 2009 the government mandated that all commercially made breads be fortified with iodized salt. There has been no evaluation of the impact of the program on iodine status of the elderly, despite this population group being vulnerable to iodine deficiency or excess. The aim of this study(More)
Women in low-income settings, common in India, are at risk of inadequate zinc intake due to poor diet quality and low consumption of flesh foods rich in zinc. The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of zinc status of non-pregnant rural and tribal women living in central India and to identify dietary and non-dietary factors associated with the(More)
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