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19 pages

01. October 2015

Kazakhstan workshop recommends to consume little salt but iodized

Methods and approaches to the prevention of iodine deficiency diseases were discussed at an international conference, held on 24-25 September 2015. National coordinators of the Iodine Global Network,...

25. September 2015

Finnish food industry pledges to use iodized salt

Suomalaisilla aikuisilla on lievä jodin puutos, huomattiin FINRISKi-tutkimuksissa. Mutta lisäravinteita eikä suolan lisäämistä ei suositella. Jodi kuuluu niihin ravintoaineisiin joita ei pidä saada...

23. September 2015

Expo 2015: iodized salt for a healthy thyroid

"Only 55% of Italians buy it, let's aim for 90%', expert says" Iodized salt is the 'best ally' for a healthy thyroid, endocrinologist Dominique Van Doorne said at Expo Milano 2015. She was speaking as...

05. September 2015

'EUThyroid' initiative to kick-off in Vienna

The pan-European research initiative within the EU funding scheme Horizon 2020, called ‘EUThyroid’ will kick off in Vienna, Austria, on 7–9th September. The goal of the meeting will be to discuss the...

03. September 2015

Philippines: iodized salt campaign continues

The campaign for “Saktong Iodine sa Asin (Adequate Iodine in Salt)” continues in the Northern Mindanao province of Misamis Occidental. The United Nations’ Childrens’ Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with the...

03. September 2015

Indian 'Tata Salt' launches iodized salt fortified with iron

Tata Salt, one of the leading players in the branded iodised salt market, today announced the launch of India's first national brand of packaged iron-fortified iodized salt, Tata Salt Plus in Tamil Nadu...

30. August 2015

Pregnant women in Sweden may be iodine deficient

Pregnant women in Sweden were found to be consuming an inadequate amount of iodine in a recent study. Iodine is an element that plays a role in producing the hormones that originate in the thyroid and...

27. August 2015

Burundi signs food fortification decree

Burundi’s program took an enormous step forward with the signing of the Presidential Fortification Decree! As of March 2016, after the established grace period, fortification will be mandatory for all...

22. August 2015

Sudan: iodized salt production to start in the Red Sea State

During a visit to the Red Sea State, Sudan’s Minister of Industry Dr Abdu Daud Suleiman emphasized the important role of the salt industry within the industrial programme of economic reform. He was...

10. August 2015

UK: Pregnancy iodine pills 'good for babies and economy'

Recommending iodine supplements to all pregnant women could save the NHS money, say researchers. A study in The Lancet concluded that if all pregnant women took a daily dose, it could boost children's...

07. August 2015

India supports Nepal to combat iodine deficiency

India on Friday handed over Nepali Rs.51.75 million (Indian Rs.30 million) to neighbouring Nepal towards the Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme 2014-15 in the Himalayan nation. Indian ...

07. August 2015

Bangladesh: Iodized salt will help build a healthy nation

Speakers at a function stressed the need for using iodised salt in a measured way among the people to build a sound and healthy society. "The benefits of using iodised salt are numerous, as the whole...

07. August 2015

Iodine enters the climate-change mix

Quietly bubbling from the ocean, iodine has garnered little attention from climate change researchers – until now. Each year seafaring bacteria produce about 500,000 tonnes of iodine, which enters the...

27. July 2015

Lebanon: the risks of not iodizing salt

Translated from original article by Roula Mouawad According to a study conducted by Dr. Omar Obeid, Professor of nutrition at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and representative of the Iodine...

23. July 2015

Philippines: Iodine Task Force to be activated in Mindanao

A “Bantay Asin” Task Force (BATF) will be organized by the Department of Health (DOH-13) and National Nutrition Council (NNC-13) to solve the iodine-related health issues and concerns in Northeastern...

12. July 2015

Philippines: public encouraged to buy iodized salt

The public should buy salt bearing the warning "Saktong Iodine sa Asin" and the DOH seal on the package, said Philippine Health Undersecretary Kenneth Hartigan-Go. His request comes one day after the DOH...

10. July 2015

IGN mourns the loss of founding member Dr. John B. Stanbury

On July 6, 2015, the iodine community lost a pioneer in iodine research and a mentor to a generation of thyroid scientists, Dr. John B. Stanbury. Dr. Stanbury died peacefully in his sleep seven weeks...

06. July 2015

Second UNICEF-IGN workshop on iodine nutrition held in the MENA Region

A second regional workshop on sustainable prevention of iodine deficiency and achievement of optimal iodine nutrition and salt reduction was held on June 10-12 in Casablanca, Morocco. As previously, the...

18. June 2015

Lo iodio non sta nel sale: gli alimenti che lo contengono, i consigli e i falsi miti

La mancanza di iodio causa il gozzo, un ingrossamento della tiroide, e altri deficit intellettivi. È in corso la campagna estiva di prevenzione “Consigli per una tavola salutista” promossa dalla Siedp, la...

18. June 2015

Raising awareness of the importance of iodine in Tamil Nadu, India

About 2 million children in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu are prone to Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) and hence the personnel at the public distribution outlet should explain the importance of...


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