Assessment of iodine nutrition in populations: past, present, and future.

@article{Zimmermann2012AssessmentOI,
  title={Assessment of iodine nutrition in populations: past, present, and future.},
  author={Michael Zimmermann and Maria Andersson},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={70 10},
  pages={553-70}
}
Iodine status has been historically assessed by palpation of the thyroid and reported as goiter rates. Goiter is a functional biomarker that can be applied to both individuals and populations, but it is subjective. Iodine status is now assessed using an objective biomarker of exposure, i.e., urinary iodine concentrations (UICs) in spot samples and comparison of the median UIC to UIC cut-offs to categorize population status. This has improved standardization, but inappropriate use of the crude… CONTINUE READING
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