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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Vegans are an ‘at risk’ group for Iodine deficiency

Published in the British Journal of Nutrition (1998), 80:529-535

Iodine intake and iodine deficiency in vegans as assessed by the duplicate-portion technique and urinary iodine excretion
Helen J. Lightowlera1 c1 and G. Jill Daviesa1
a1 Nutrition Research Centre, School of Applied Science, South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA, UK

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Lightowlera concludes: "The findings highlight that vegans are an ‘at risk’ group for Iodine deficiency....... The Iodine status of vegans and the subclinical effects of low Iodine intakes on thyroid function in this group should be further studied".

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