Simulation model accurately estimates total dietary iodine intake

J. Verkaik-Kloosterman, P. van 't Veer, M.C. Ocke

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One problem with estimating iodine intake is the lack of detailed data about the discretionary use of iodized kitchen salt and iodization of industrially processed foods. To be able to take into account these uncertainties in estimating iodine intake, a simulation model combining deterministic and probabilistic techniques was developed. Data from the Dutch National Food Consumption Survey (1997¿1998) and an update of the Food Composition database were used to simulate 3 different scenarios: Dutch iodine legislation until July 2008, Dutch iodine legislation after July 2008, and a potential future situation. Results from studies measuring iodine excretion during the former legislation are comparable with the iodine intakes estimated with our model. For both former and current legislation, iodine intake was adequate for a large part of the Dutch population, but some young children (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1419-1425
JournalThe Journal of Nutrition
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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