Bread fortification with iodised salt corrects iodine deficiency in school-aged children but not in their mothers: a national survey in Belgium

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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Introduction: Mild iodine deficiency (MID) is a public health problem in Belgium, therefore, an agreement was signed in 2009 between the bakery sector and the Ministry of Health, to fortify bread with iodised salt. Median urinary iodine concentrations (UIC) in school-aged children is recommended for the evaluation of iodine status in the population although food habits of children may differ from those of adults.Objective: To evaluated iodine status of Belgian school children aged 6-12 years after the introduction of bread fortification with iodised salt. In addition, we investigated whethe…

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