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Iodine Deficiency Disorders and Their Elimination

Editors: Pearce, Elizabeth N. (Ed.)

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  • Includes contributions from international experts on iodine nutrition and metabolism and leaders in IDD eradication efforts
  • Provides an up-to-date overview of both the effects of iodine deficiency and best strategies for prevention
  • Of interest to an international audience of endocrinologists, nutritionists, and public health workers
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Iodine is an essential micronutrient and an integral component of the thyroid hormones, which are required for normal growth and development. The iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) encompass a spectrum of adverse health effects including goiter, cretinism, hypothyroidism, growth retardation, and increased pregnancy loss and infant mortality. This volume summarizes the current understanding of the effects of iodine deficiency as well as iodine excess. It also discusses best practices for salt iodization, the mainstay of global IDD prevention efforts, and other forms of food fortification. The effectiveness of iodine supplementation for vulnerable populations, an evolving strategy in many regions, is also described. Low level environmental exposure to chemicals such as perchlorate and thiocyanate, which competitively block thyroidal iodine uptake, appears to be ubiquitous worldwide. There has been recent concern that such environmental exposures might pose a health hazard by inducing or aggravating underlying thyroid dysfunction. This up-to-date volume explores both the effects of iodine deficiency as well as the best strategies for IDD prevention.

About the authors

Elizabeth N. Pearce, MD, MSc, is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine. She also is on the management council of the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders and the co-chair of the American Thyroid Association’s Thyroid in Pregnancy Guidelines Task Force.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Iodine Deficiency Disorders and Their Elimination
Editors
  • Elizabeth N. Pearce
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49505-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49505-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49504-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84175-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 158
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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