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Assessment of Japanese iodine intake based on seaweed consumption in Japan: A literature-based analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Thyroid Research, January 2011
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5 blogs
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68 tweeters
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Title
Assessment of Japanese iodine intake based on seaweed consumption in Japan: A literature-based analysis
Published in
Thyroid Research, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1756-6614-4-14
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Authors

Theodore T Zava, David T Zava

Abstract

Japanese iodine intake from edible seaweeds is amongst the highest in the world. Predicting the type and amount of seaweed the Japanese consume is difficult due to day-to-day meal variation and dietary differences between generations and regions. In addition, iodine content varies considerably between seaweed species, with cooking and/or processing having an influence on iodine content. Due to all these factors, researchers frequently overestimate, or underestimate, Japanese iodine intake from seaweeds, which results in misleading and potentially dangerous diet and supplementation recommendations for people aiming to achieve the same health benefits seen by the Japanese. By combining information from dietary records, food surveys, urine iodine analysis (both spot and 24-hour samples) and seaweed iodine content, we estimate that the Japanese iodine intake--largely from seaweeds--averages 1,000-3,000 μg/day (1-3 mg/day).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 <1%
Ukraine 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 252 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 51 20%
Researcher 43 17%
Student > Master 32 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 10%
Other 20 8%
Other 35 14%
Unknown 52 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 56 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 38 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 8%
Chemistry 19 7%
Other 43 17%
Unknown 61 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 168. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 October 2022.
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#195,805
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#2
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#2
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