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

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of Nutrition, February 2017
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Title
Iodine intakes and status in Irish adults: is there cause for concern?
Published in
British Journal of Nutrition, February 2017
DOI 10.1017/s0007114516004347
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Breige A. McNulty, Anne P. Nugent, Janette Walton, Albert Flynn, Christina Tlustos, Michael J. Gibney

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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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 65 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 18%
Student > Bachelor 11 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 15%
Researcher 6 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 5%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 15 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 14%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 3%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 16 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 January 2018.
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#2,948,049
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#1,668
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#75,790
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Outputs of similar age from British Journal of Nutrition
#25
of 64 outputs
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