Journal of Food and Nutritional DisordersISSN: 2324-9323

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Research Article, J Food Nutr Disord Vol: 2 Issue: 5

Is there a Difference in Zinc and Vitamin A Status between Children with and without Goiter?

Majid Aminzadeh1*, Zohreh Karamizadeh2, Gholam Hossein Amirhakimi2 and Zare-Javid A3
1Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Diabetes Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrine Division of Pediatric Department, Namazee Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
Corresponding author : Dr. Majid Aminzadeh
Division of endocrine and metabolic disorders, Abuzar Children’s Hospital, Pasdaran Blvd., Ahvaz, Iran
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: May 08, 2013 Accepted: December 06, 2013 Published: December 11, 2013
Citation: Aminzadeh M, Karamizadeh Z, Amirhakimi GH, Zare-Javid A (2013) Is there a Difference in Zinc and Vitamin A Status between Children with and without Goiter? J Food Nutr Disor 2:5. doi:10.4172/2324-9323.1000127

Abstract

Is there a Difference in Zinc and Vitamin A Status between Children with and without Goiter?

Iodide supplementation may be an important approach to improve iodine deficiency, however, it is still considered as a common health problem worldwide. The importance of trace elements in thyroid function has been revealed. The aim of this study was to compare the serum levels of Zinc and Vitamin A in children with and without goiter.

Keywords: Endemic goiter; Iodide deficiency; Sea food; Vitamin A; Zinc

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