• Iodine deficiency among Italian children and adolescents assessed through 24-hour urinary iodine excretion

    4 days ago - By American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundIodine is an essential micronutrient for intellectual development in children. Information on iodine intakes based on 24-h urinary iodine excretion is scant, because iodine status is only assessed by the measurement of urinary iodine concentration in spot urine samples.ObjectivesThe aim of our study was to evaluate the iodine intake of school-age children and adolescents, using UIE measurement in 24-h urine collections.MethodsThe study population included 1270 healthy subjects aged 6-18 y from 10 Italian regions. Daily iodine intake was estimated as UIE/0.92, based on the...
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