Teenage girls in Ireland have adequate amounts of iodine in their bodies

New research published by safefood has found that teenage girls on the island of Ireland have adequate amounts of iodine in their bodies.

The survey included over 900 girls aged 14-15 years old living on the island of Ireland. Iodine status was assessed by measuring urinary iodine concentration. Food frequency questionnaires collected data on the dietary sources of iodine.

Key findings from the report include:

  • Teenage girls have adequate amounts of iodine in their bodies.
  • Higher intakes of dairy products are associated with better iodine status.
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone blood-spot test results from infants born in Northern Ireland between 2000 and 2014 also indicate iodine sufficiency.
  • Iodine concentration of milk does not vary by season or between organic and conventional milk.

For more information, take a look at the full report.

Posted: 05/04/2018 12:42:40 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Dairy, Iodine, Milk, Teenagers


 

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