Effects of salted food consumption on urinary iodine and thyroid function tests in two provinces in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

@article{Azizi2001EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of salted food consumption on urinary iodine and thyroid function tests in two provinces in the Islamic Republic of Iran.},
  author={Fereidoun Azizi and Maziar Rahmani and Sima Allahverdian and Mehdi Hedayati},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 1-2},
  pages={115-20}
}
We evaluated sources of difference in urinary iodine between two neighbouring Iranian provinces, Gilan and Mazandaran. In the cities of Rasht (Gilan) and Sari (Mazandaran), 340 and 343 participants respectively were selected by cluster sampling. Urinary iodine in Rasht was significantly higher than in Sari (31 microg/dL versus 21 microg/dL). Sodium and… CONTINUE READING