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Z Ernahrungswiss. 1998 Mar;37(1):18-22.

Iodide supplementation: 200 micrograms daily or 1,500 micrograms weekly?

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Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Abt. IV Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen.


25 euthyroid volunteers were divided into two groups. Each participant of group A received 200 micrograms iodine in the form of diiodotyrosine per day for a period of eight weeks, i.e. 7 x 200 micrograms iodine/week. Each participant of group B received 1,500 micrograms iodide once a week for a period of eight weeks. In addition to the basal excretion of iodine with the collected urine, the excretion values in group A amounted to 67% of the applied dose in the eighth week. In group B, the excretion values amounted to 65% of the applied dose in the eighth week. Hence, no significant difference between both groups was found.

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