Cow milk consumption increases iodine status in women of childbearing age in a randomized controlled trial

Maria O'Kane, Kirsty Pourshahidi, Maria S Mulhern, JJ Strain, E Mackle, Duygu Koca, Lutz Schomburg, Sarah Hill, Jennifer O'Reilly, Diana Kmiotek, Christian Deitrich, S.C. Bath, Alison J. Yeates

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Abstract

Background Recent evidence has highlighted the prevalence of mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency in women of childbearing age and pregnant women, with important public health ramifications owing to the role of iodine, required for thyroid hormone production, in neurodevelopment. Cow’s milk contributes the greatest amount to iodine intakes in several countries.Objective The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of increased cow’s milk consumption on iodine status, thyroid hormone concentrations and selenium status.Methods A 12 week, randomized-controlled trial was conducted in 78 low-moderate milk consuming (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-408
JournalJournal of Nutrition
Volume148
Issue number3
Early online date1 Mar 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • iodine
  • women of childbearing age
  • milk
  • randomized controlled trial
  • iodine deficiency
  • selenium

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