Comparison of Median Urinary Iodine Concentration as an Indicator of Iodine Status among Pregnant and Altered Thyroid Function Women - A Pilot Study

Authors

  • Syeda Farha S1, Anish Behl2, Vijayalaxmi Davalangi3, Asna Urooj4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i9.11000

Keywords:

Iodine status, goiterogens, food frequency

Abstract

Background: Iodine is vital for synthesis of thyroid hormones for brain development especially during
gestational period and early childhood. Therefore variations in iodine exerts some effects on normal and
sick thyroid gland.
Objective: To compare and validate whether the median Urinary Iodine Concentration (mUIC) varies in
different physiological conditions.
Method: A snapshot study was conducted among sixty subjects, selected conveniently to measure the Urinary
iodine concentration (UIC) by using spot urine sample in all the groups. Also dietary habits, knowledge,
attitude and practice of iodine was studied.
Results: The values for mUIC were highly significant (P<0.01) between the groups. Knowledge, attitude
and practice varied significantly between the groups. It was surprising to observe, high mUIC in healthy
non-pregnant women.
Conclusion: Continuous intake of high iodine may trigger thyroid hypo-function. A positive change with
better education regarding the iodine intake and its consequences might help in reducing the burden of high
iodine intake

Author Biography

Syeda Farha S1, Anish Behl2, Vijayalaxmi Davalangi3, Asna Urooj4

1M.Sc, Ph.D., Department of Studies in Food Science and Nutrition, Research Scholar, University of Mysore,
Manasagangothri, Mysuru, 2MBBS, MD, DM (Endocrinology), Department of Endocrinology, Endocrinologist,
Apollo BGS Hospital, Mysuru, 3MBBS, MS (OBG), OBG Department, Assistant Professor, Mysore Medical
College, Mysuru, 4Professor, Department of Studies in Food Science and Nutrition, University of Mysore,
Manasagangothri, Mysuru

Published

2020-09-11

How to Cite

Syeda Farha S1, Anish Behl2, Vijayalaxmi Davalangi3, Asna Urooj4. (2020). Comparison of Median Urinary Iodine Concentration as an Indicator of Iodine Status among Pregnant and Altered Thyroid Function Women - A Pilot Study. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(9), 142-149. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i9.11000