• Associations between thyroid dysfunction and developmental status in children with excessive iodine status 

      Aakre, Inger; Strand, Tor A; Moubarek, Khalil; Barikmo, Ingrid; Henjum, Sigrun (PLoS ONE;12 (11): e0187241, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-11-22)
      Background and objective: Adequate iodine status and normal thyroid hormone synthesis are important for optimal child development. In this study, we explored whether young children’s developmental status is associated ...
    • Breastfeeding practices among Saharawi women in the Algerian refugee camps 

      Lerseth, Marie Steffensen (MAEH;2013, Master thesis, 2013)
      Background: Optimal feeding of infants and young children living under difficult conditions are important to secure their development and survival. Refugees are a particularly vulnerable group. A previous study in the ...
    • Commercially available kelp and seaweed products – valuable iodine source or risk of excess intake? 

      Aakre, Inger; Solli, Dina Doblaug; Markhus, Maria Wik; Mæhre, Hanne K; Dahl, Lisbeth; Henjum, Sigrun; Alexander, Jan; Korneliussen, Patrick-Andre; Madsen, Lise; Kjellevold, Marian (Food & Nutrition Research;volume 65, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-03-30)
      Background: Seaweeds and kelps, also known as macroalgae, have long been common in the East-Asian diet. During recent years, macroalgae have entered the global food market, and a variety of macroalgae products are now ...
    • High iodine content in local animal milk and risk of exceeding EFSA upper intake level for iodine among Saharawi women 

      Morseth, Marianne S.; Aakre, Inger; Barikmo, Ingrid; Dahl, Lisbeth; Henjum, Sigrun (PLoS ONE; 14 (2): e0212465., Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-01)
      Excessive iodine intake is a major public health problem in the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria, where animal milk is an important source of iodine. The purpose of this study was to assess the association between iodine ...
    • High iodine content in local animal milk and risk of exceeding EFSA upper intake level for iodine among Saharawi women 

      Morseth, Marianne S.; Aakre, Inger; Barikmo, Ingrid; Dahl, Lisbeth; Henjum, Sigrun (PLOS ONE;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-15)
      Excessive iodine intake is a major public health problem in the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria, where animal milk is an important source of iodine. The purpose of this study was to assess the association between iodine ...
    • Iodine intake and iodine status among lactating women and their children in the Saharawi refugee camps, Algeria 

      Aakre, Inger (Master thesis, 2011)
      Background: People in the long-term refugee camps in the Algerian desert are exposed to high iodine intakes from water and animal milk. At the same time the goitre rate is very high, with a goitre prevalence of 18 % for ...
    • Iodine status and thyroid function in a group of seaweed consumers in Norway 

      Aakre, Inger; Evensen, Lidunn Tveito; Kjellevold, Marian; Dahl, Lisbeth; Henjum, Sigrun; Alexander, Jan; Madsen, Lise; Markhus, Maria Wik (Nutrients;Volume 12, Issue 11, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-11-13)
      Seaweeds, or macroalgae, may be a good dietary iodine source but also a source of excessive iodine intake. The main aim in this study was to describe the iodine status and thyroid function in a group of macroalgae consumers. ...
    • Iodine status during pregnancy and at 6 weeks, 6, 12 and 18 months post-partum 

      Aakre, Inger; Morseth, Marianne; Dahl, Lisbeth Jane; Henjum, Sigrun; Kjellevold, Marian; Moe, Vibeke; Smith, Lars; Markhus, Maria Wik (Maternal & Child Nutrition;Volume 17, Issue 1, e13050, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-06-29)
      Iodine deficiency during pregnancy and in the post‐partum period may lead to impaired child development. Our aim is to describe iodine status longitudinally in women from pregnancy until 18 months post‐partum. Furthermore, ...
    • Knowledge about Iodine in Pregnant and Lactating Women in the Oslo Area, Norway 

      Garnweidner-Holme, Lisa; Aakre, Inger; Lilleengen, Anne Marie; Henjum, Sigrun (Nutrients;494(9), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-05-13)
      Background: Lack of knowledge about iodine may be a risk factor for iodine deficiency in pregnant and lactating women. The aim of this study was to assess knowledge about iodine and predictors of iodine knowledge scores ...
    • Nutritional status and infant and young child feeding practices among children 0-24 months of age in urban and rural areas of east-central Nepal 

      Warren, Camilla Haugstveit (MAEH;2018, Master thesis, 2018)
      Background and aim: Poor feeding practices leads to child malnutrition and consequently impaired physical and cognitive development. The objective of this paper is to describe nutritional status, infant and young child ...
    • Suboptimal Iodine Concentration in Breastmilk and Inadequate Iodine Intake among Lactating Women in Norway 

      Henjum, Sigrun; Lilleengen, Anne Marie; Aakre, Inger; Dudareva, Anna; Gjengedal, Elin Lovise Folven; Meltzer, Helle Margrete; Brantsæter, Anne Lise (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Breastfed infants depend on sufficient maternal iodine intake for optimal growth and neurological development. Despite this, few studies have assessed iodine concentrations in human milk and there is currently no published ...
    • Suboptimal iodine status among pregnant women in the Oslo area, Norway 

      Henjum, Sigrun; Aakre, Inger; Lilleengen, Anne Marie; Garnweidner-Holme, Lisa; Borthne, Sandra; Pajalic, Zada; Blix, Ellen; Gjengedal, Elin Lovise Folven; Brantsæter, Anne Lise (Nutrients;Volume 10, Issue 3, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-03)
      Norway has been considered iodine replete for decades; however, recent studies indicate reemergence of inadequate iodine status in different population groups. We assessed iodine status in pregnant women based on urinary ...
    • Suboptimal Iodine Status and Low Iodine Knowledge in Young Norwegian Women 

      Henjum, Sigrun; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Kurniasari, Astrid; Dahl, Lisbeth; Aadland, Eli Kristin; Gjengedal, Elin Lovise Folven; Birkeland, Susanne; Aakre, Inger (Nutrients;Volume 10, Issue 7, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-07-21)
      Previous studies have documented mild to moderate iodine deficiency in pregnant and lactating women in Norway. This study focused on non-pregnant young women because their future children may be susceptible to the adverse ...
    • Trace Element Concentrations in Drinking Water and Urine among Saharawi Women and Young Children 

      Aakre, Inger; Henjum, Sigrun; Gjengedal, Elin Lovise Folven; Haugstad, Camilla Risa; Vollset, Marie; Moubarak, Khailil; Ahmed, Tecber Saleh; Alexander, Jan; Kjellevold, Marian; Molin, Marianne (Toxics;Volume 6, Issue 3, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-07-21)
      Poor water quality has been reported along with a variety of negative health outcomes in the Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria. We assessed the concentration of elements in drinking water and urine in refugee women and ...
    • Vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians are at risk of iodine deficiency in Norway 

      Groufh-Jacobsen, Synne; Hess, Sonja; Aakre, Inger; Gjengedal, Elin Lovise Folven; Pettersen, Kristina Blandhoel; Henjum, Sigrun (Nutrients;Volume 12 / Issue 11, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-11-20)
      Low iodine intakes have been documented in different population groups in Norway. We aimed to assess iodine status, dietary intake, supplement and macroalgae use, and iodine knowledge in vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians. ...