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Title: Insulin-like growth factor-1 and zinc status of goitrous primary-school children in Arak, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Rezvanfar, M.R.
Farahany, H.
Rafiee, M.
Eshratee, B.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: Despite a successful national salt iodinization programme, endemic goitre still persists in Iranian children. In a cross-sectional study in Arak the prevalence of goitre was 5.2% in a sample of 6520 primaryschool children. Subsamples of 193 children with goitre and 151 healthy children were assessed for urinary iodine excretion, thyroid hormone profile, insulin-like growth factor-1 [IGF-1] and serum zinc. The mean urinary iodine levels of goitrous children and healthy children were 17.4 micro g/dL and 15.3 micro g/dL respectively, suggesting that iodine consumption was adequate. No significant differences were found between goitrous and healthy schoolchildren in mean levels of urinary iodine, serum IGF-1 or serum zinc. Other factors need be evaluated to explain the residual prevalence of goiter
Description: 646-650
Keywords: Insulin-Like Growth Factor I
Subject: Goiter
ISSN: 1020-3397
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