Determination of discretionary salt intake in rural Guatemala and Benin to determine the iodine fortification of salt required to control iodine deficiency disorders: studies using lithium-labeled salt.

@article{MelseBoonstra1998DeterminationOD,
  title={Determination of discretionary salt intake in rural Guatemala and Benin to determine the iodine fortification of salt required to control iodine deficiency disorders: studies using lithium-labeled salt.},
  author={Alida Melse-Boonstra and Marja Rozendaal and H Rexwinkel and Monique J W Gerichhausen and Tina van den Briel and Jes{\'u}s Bulux and Noel W. Solomons and Clive E. West},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={636-41}
}
The use of discretionary salt, which is salt added during cooking and at the table, as a suitable vehicle for iodine intake was assessed by measuring salt consumption using the lithium-marker technique in rural areas of Guatemala and Benin. In both countries, we studied boys aged 6-12 y and their mothers. Subjects used lithium-labeled salt after all unlabeled salt was removed from their households. In Guatemala, 24-h urine samples for 9 mother-son pairs were collected at baseline and on days 7… CONTINUE READING

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