Poor iodine status and knowledge related to iodine on the eve of mandatory iodine fortification in Australia.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Mandatory fortification of bread with iodised salt is proposed to address the re-emergence of iodine deficiency in Australia and New Zealand. The impacts of fortification require baseline data of iodine status among vulnerable sectors of the population. OBJECTIVE To assess the iodine status of healthy women and to investigate consumer… (More)