• Adequate urinary iodine concentration among infants in the inland area of Norway 

      Bakken, Kjersti Sletten; Aarsland, Tonje Eiane; Groufh-Jacobsen, Synne; Solvik, Beate Stokke; Gjengedal, Elin Lovise Folven; Henjum, Sigrun; Strand, Tor Arne (Nutrients;Volume 13, Issue 6, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-05-27)
      Considering the importance of iodine to support optimal growth and neurological development of the brain and central nervous system, this study aimed to assess and evaluate iodine status in Norwegian infants. We collected ...
    • Mild to Moderate Iodine Deficiency and Inadequate Iodine Intake in Lactating Women in the Inland Area of Norway 

      Groufh-Jacobsen, Synne; Mosand, Lise Mette; Bakken, Kjersti Sletten; Solvik, Beate Stokke; Oma, Ingvild; Gjengedal, Elin Lovise Folven; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Strand, Tor A; Henjum, Sigrun (Nutrients;Volume 12, Issue 3, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-02-27)
      Breastfed infants are dependent on an adequate supply of iodine in human milk for the production of thyroid hormones, necessary for development of the brain. Despite the importance of iodine for infant health, data on ...
    • 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. ...