Suppression of thyroid function during ingestion of seaweed "Kombu" (Laminaria japonoca) in normal Japanese adults.

Abstract

The effect of ingesting seaweed "Kombu" (Laminaria japonica) on thyroid function was studied in normal Japanese adults. Ingesting 15 and 30 g of Kombu (iodine contents: 35 and 70 mg) daily for a short term (7-10 days) significantly increased serum thyrotropin (TSH) concentrations, exceeding the normal limits in some subjects. The serum free thyroxine (FT(4… (More)

Topics

2 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@article{Miyai2008SuppressionOT, title={Suppression of thyroid function during ingestion of seaweed "Kombu" (Laminaria japonoca) in normal Japanese adults.}, author={Kiyoshi Miyai and Tomoyasu Tokushige and Masahiko Kondo}, journal={Endocrine journal}, year={2008}, volume={55 6}, pages={1103-8} }