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Association between iron status and thyroid function in Nepalese children

Overview of attention for article published in Thyroid Research, January 2016
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Title
Association between iron status and thyroid function in Nepalese children
Published in
Thyroid Research, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13044-016-0031-0
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Saroj Khatiwada, Basanta Gelal, Nirmal Baral, Madhab Lamsal

Abstract

Deficiencies of iodine and iron may have adverse effect on thyroid function. This study was undertaken to investigate the association between iron status and thyroid function in Nepalese children living in hilly regions. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 227 school children aged 6-12 years living in hilly regions of eastern Nepal. Urine and blood samples were analyzed for urinary iodine concentration, free thyroxine, free triiodothyronine, thyroid stimulating hormone, hemoglobin, serum iron and total iron binding capacity, and percentage transferrin saturation was calculated. The cohort comprised euthyroid (80.6 %, n = 183), overt hypothyroid (1.3 %, n = 3), subclinical hypothyroid (16.3 %, n = 37) and subclinical hyperthyroid (1.8 %, n = 4) children respectively. About 35.2 % (n = 80) children were anemic, 43.6 % (n = 99) were iron deficient and 19.8 % (n = 45) had urinary iodine excretion < 100 μg/L. Hypothyroidism (overt and subclinical) was common in anemic and iron deficient children. The relative risk of having hypothyroidism (overt and subclinical) in anemic and iron deficient children was 5.513 (95 % CI: 2.844-10.685, p < 0.001) and 1.939 (95 % CI: 1.091-3.449, p = 0.023) respectively as compared to non-anemic and iron sufficient children. Thyroid stimulating hormone had significant negative correlation with hemoglobin (r = -0.337, p < 0.001) and transferrin saturation (r = -0.204, p = 0.002). Thyroid dysfunction, iron deficiency and anemia are common among Nepalese children. In this cohort, anemic and iron deficient children had poor thyroid function.

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Unknown 60 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 17%
Student > Bachelor 9 15%
Other 8 13%
Researcher 6 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 10%
Other 14 23%
Unknown 7 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 38%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 7%
Psychology 2 3%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 12 20%

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