Iodine containing macromolecules in tap water and their importance for iodine intake and thyroid dysfunctions



The occurrence of thyroid disorders in a population is determined principally by the availability of iodine in food and water. This project obtains data on the importance of iodine in drinking water for the occurrence of goitre and thyroid dysfunctions. Part one looks at the iodine content of drinking water and iodine containing macromolecules. Part two looks at the importance of differences in iodine content of drinking water for the iodine intake and thyroid function in the elderly population in Denmark. Part three looks at the impact of the iodine intake level on the influence of iodine on the secretion of thyroid hormones from the thyroid gland. (Stig Andersen, Steffen B. Petersen; Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, AAU; Stig Andersen, Peter Laurberg, Department of Endocrinology, Aalborg Hospital North)
Effektiv start/slut dato31/12/200331/12/2003