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Title Comprehensive handbook of iodine : nutritional, biochemical, pathological, and therapeutic aspects / edited by Victor R. Preedy, Gerard N. Burrow and Ronald Ross Watson
Published London : Academic Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource
Contents Analytical techniques -- General aspects of iodine sources and intakes in the diet, main routes of iodine metabolism and metabolic roles -- Pathological aspects of iodine deficiency -- Prevention and treatment of iodine deficiency disorders -- Damage and disease due to iodine toxicity -- Radiodine in the non-iodine deficient subject -- Other causes of hypothyroidism -- Geographical aspects of iodine deficiency disorders
Summary Over two billion people worldwide are at risk for the spectrum of disorders known as "The Iodine Deficiency Disorders." 1-10% will suffer cretinism; 5-30% will have some sort of brain damage or neurological impairment and 30-70% will be hypothyroid. The causes of iodine deficiencies can be considered from both simplistic and more complex perspectives. From the leaching of iodine from soil resulting in crops with low iodine content to malnutrition resulting in impaired iodine absorption. Poor dietary diversification and impoverished socio-economic development can also lead to iodine deficiencies. Although it is possible to diagnose and treat deficiencies, there is still an ongoing dialogue regarding the detailed molecular pathology of iodine homeostatis, how hypothyroidism impacts the body tissues, and efficient diagnosis and treatment of the Iodine Deficiency Disorders. This Handbook provides a resource of information on the various pathways and processes based on different countries or diseases. Because there is a constant flow of new information on iodine and related disorders, the goal of this Handbook is to provide a base of scientific information upon which additional knowledge can be applied. Key Features: Provides important information on one of the most common micro-nutrient deficiencies in the world, the most important "single nutrient-multiple consequences" paradigm today. Includes information on iodine-related diseases, including those that are common, preventable and treatable. Provides insight from a broad perspective of viewpoints -- from subcellular transports to economic impact
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Iodine deficiency diseases.
Iodine deficiency diseases -- Prevention
Iodine deficiency diseases -- Treatment
Iodine in the body.
Thyroid gland -- Diseases.
Iodine -- deficiency
Iodine -- metabolism
Thyroid Diseases
Iodine deficiency diseases.
Iodine deficiency diseases -- Prevention.
Iodine in the body.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Guides et manuels.
Form Electronic book
Author Preedy, Victor R.
Burrow, Gerard N., 1933-2013.
Watson, Ronald
ISBN 9780123741356