Serum thyroglobulin and urinary iodine concentration are the most appropriate indicators of iodine status and thyroid function under conditions of increasing iodine supply in schoolchildren in Benin.

@article{Briel2001SerumTA,
  title={Serum thyroglobulin and urinary iodine concentration are the most appropriate indicators of iodine status and thyroid function under conditions of increasing iodine supply in schoolchildren in Benin.},
  author={Tina van den Briel and Clive E. West and Joseph G. A. J. Hautvast and Thomas Vulsma and Jan J M de Vijlder and Eric A Ategbo},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={131 10},
  pages={2701-6}
}
Iodine deficiency control programs have greatly reduced iodine deficiency disorders worldwide. For monitoring changes in iodine status, different indicators may be used. The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of indicators of iodine status and thyroid function, thyroglobulin (Tg), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4) in serum, thyroid volume and urinary iodine concentration, in iodine-deficient schoolchildren under conditions of increasing iodine supply. The… CONTINUE READING