Title: Feasibility of establishing relationships between cardiovascular disease mortality rates and iodine deficiency indicators in Latin American countries
Author: Eneried, Jaramillo
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2010-02-11 (W3C-DTF)
Document: E. Jaramillo_Abstract_2010.pdf
Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD)
have been recognized strongly in the 20th century as global problems with large populations at risk. Current evidence suggests that the two existing global health policies for tackling IDD using salt as a vehicle of fortification and reducing average population salt intake in order to prevent CDV may create a potential conflict between them. In the Latin American Region, it has been demonstrated that the prevention of
IDD through Universal Salt Iodization (USI) is possible by increasing dietary iodine intake, based on the assumption of an average salt intake of 10g per day at the population level to reach the personal daily iodine recommendation. Considering that evidence has demonstrated that high Blood Pressure (BP) is one of the main risk factors for CVD and that high BP could be influenced by lowering salt consumption (< 5g/day) , it could be assumed that iodized salt intake may be related to CVD morbidity and CVD death rates in this context. Despite the abundant scientific evidence on CVD and IDD, information that proves associations between IDD indicators and CVD morbidity and mortality does not yet exist. Therefore, in order to advocate for new adjustments in the
health policies aimed to eliminate IDD and to prevent CVD, scientific evidence is needed. Starting with ecological studies is the usual approach.
Classification: 2010 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2013-07-05 03:07:30 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2013-07-05 03:12:35 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-07-05 03:13:12 (W3C-DTF)

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