Iodine prophylaxis--the protective factor against stomach cancer in iodine deficient areas.

@article{Gokowski2007IodinePP,
  title={Iodine prophylaxis--the protective factor against stomach cancer in iodine deficient areas.},
  author={Filip Gołkowski and Z. Szybinski and Jadwiga Rachtan and Andrzej Sokołowski and Monika Buziak-Bereza and Małgorzata Trofimiuk and Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk and Elwira Przybylik-Mazurek and Bohdan Huszno},
  journal={European journal of nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={251-6}
}
BACKGROUND Poland has one of the highest death rates for stomach cancer in Europe. Moderate iodine deficiency and in consequence high goitre prevalence led to the implementation in 1996 of a very efficient mandatory model of iodine prophylaxis, based on household salt iodisation (30 +/- 10 mg KI/1 kg of salt). AIM OF THE STUDY The aim of the study was evaluation of incidence rate of stomach cancer and its possible relation to increased iodine consumption in the years 1992-2004. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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