Type

Journal Article

Authors

Michael J Gibney
Christina Tlustos
Albert Flynn
Janette Walton
Anne P Nugent
Breige A McNulty

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
thyroid hormones pregnant women brain development nutrition surveys cross sectional studies young adult pregnancy complications feeding behavior male trace elements epidemiology deficiency ireland iodine aged middle aged 50 years nutritional status animals urine nutritional requirements urinary iodine diet irish adults aged 80 and over deficiency diseases national nutrition survey physical development milk adult administration dosage status humans fetal development nutrition policy dietary intakes adolescent female chemistry pregnancy

Iodine intakes and status in Irish adults: is there cause for concern? (2017)

Abstract I is an important mineral for health, required for the production of key thyroid hormones, which are essential for cellular metabolism, growth and physical development. Hence, adequate I is crucial at all stages of life, but imperative during pregnancy for fetal brain development and during a child’s early life for neurodevelopment. Within Ireland, limited information exists on population I intakes and status. Therefore, the purposes of the present analysis were to estimate dietary I intakes and to analyse urinary iodine (UI) status using the cross-sectional National Adult Nutrition Survey 2008–2010 and the most recent Irish Total Diet Study. Median I intakes in the total population (n 1106) were adequate with only 26 % of the population being classified as below the estimated average requirement (EAR). Milk consumption was the major source of I in the diet, contributing 45 % to total intake. Likewise, median UI concentrations (107 µg/l) indicated ‘optimal’ I nutrition according to the WHO cut-off points. In our cohort, 77 % of women of childbearing age (18–50 years) did not meet the EAR recommendation set for pregnant women. Although I is deemed to be sufficient in the majority of adult populations resident in Ireland, any changes to the current dairy practices could significantly impact intake and status. Continued monitoring should be of priority to ensure that all subgroups of the population are I sufficient.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Michael J Gibney, Christina Tlustos, Albert Flynn, Janette Walton, Anne P Nugent, Breige A McNulty

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Michael J Gibney
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 102
 
2
Christina Tlustos
University College Cork
Total Publications: 3
 
3
Albert Flynn
University College Cork
Total Publications: 83
 
4
Janette Walton
University College Cork
Total Publications: 79
 
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Anne P Nugent
University College Cork
 
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Breige A McNulty
University College Cork