Description

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

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

Readership

Nutritionists and Dietitians, Public Health Scientists and Workers, Epidemiologists, Food scientists, Pharmacologists

Table of Contents

Section 1: Forwards – ICCIDD and WHO Section 2: Analytical Techniques Chapter 1 Determination of Iodine in Seawater: Methods and Applications Hua-Bin Li, Xaing-Rong Xu, and Feng Chin Chapter 2 Assay of Iodine in Foodstuffs: Methods and Applications Jane Kučera Chapter 3 Determination of Iodine in-vivo and in-vitro by X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis: Methodology and Applications Marie Hansson, Gertrud Berg, and Mats Isaksson Chapter 4 Plasma Analytes for Determination of Thyroid Status Ruth M. Ayling and Jinny Jeffrey Chapter 5 Interpretation of Thyroid Function Tests and Their Relationship to Iodine Nutrition: Changes in TSH, Free T4 and Free T3 Resulting From Iodine Deficiency and Iodine Excess Colin M. Dayan and Vijay Panicker Chapter 6 Thyroglobulin as an Indicator of Iodine Intake Radovan Bílek and Václav Zamrazil Chapter 7 Computer Systems for Monitoring Effects of Iodine/Thyroid Status in Populations Inge Bülow Pederson, Peter Laurberg Section 3: General Aspects of Iodine Sources and Intakes in the Diet, Main Routes of Iodine Metabolism and Metabolic Roles Section 3.1: Iodine Cycle and Chemistry Chapter 8 Iodine in the Air Russell W. Saunders and Alfonso Saiz-Lopez Chapter 9 Iodine and Iodine Species in Sea Water: Speciation, distribution and dynamics Kazuaki Ito and Takeshi Hirokawa Chapter 10 Geochemical Cycling of Iodine Species in Soils Qinhong Hu, Je

Details

No. of pages:
1334
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123741356
Electronic ISBN:
9780080920863

About the authors

Ronald Ross Watson

Ronald R. Watson, Ph.D., attended the University of Idaho but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in chemistry in 1966. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1971. His postdoctoral schooling in nutrition and microbiology was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he gained 2 years of postdoctoral research experience in immunology and nutrition. From 1973 to 1974 Dr. Watson was assistant professor of immunology and performed research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Indiana University Medical School from 1974 to 1978 and associate professor at Purdue University in the Department of Food and Nutrition from 1978 to 1982. In 1982 Dr. Watson joined the faculty at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the School of Medicine. He is currently professor of health promotion sciences in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health. Dr. Watson is a member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, cancer, and alcoholism research societies. Among his patents he has one on a dietary supplement; passion fruit peel extract with more pending. He continues to do research in animals and in clinical trials on dietary supplements and health including studies using omega-3 fatty acids in heart disease prevention and therapy. For 30 years he was funded by Wallace Research Foundation to study dietary supplements in health promotion. Dr. Watson has edited more than 110 books on nutrition, dietary supplements and over-the-counter agents, and drugs of abuse as scientific reference books. He has published more than 500 research and review articles.