|The Prevention and Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders - Nutrition policy discussion paper No. 3 (UNSSCN, 1988, 130 p.)|
These recommendations are for research particularly related to policy issues arising from IDD control programmes.
a) Detailed epidemiological studies of the effects of iodine deficiency on mental performance, on a whole population.
b) An assessment of the social and economic aspects of IDD and the benefits of control.
c) A review of existing salt iodization plants, to find a longer-lasting model.
d) A review of large iodized salt production systems.
e) Further clinical, pharmacological and animal studies with iodized oil for oral administration, including comparisons with injections of the same preparations.
f) Methods to produce iodized oil cheaply and quickly.
g) Systematic studies of mass education methods to improve public understanding of IDD and their prevention.
h) Detailed case studies of successful and unsuccessful iodization programmes.
i) Real incidence of iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis.
j) Immunological aspects of thyroid growth stimulation in endemic goitre.
k) The relationship of IDD to other nutritional deficiencies.
l) New technologies for IDD control.