Assessing the Potential of Milk Iodine Intake to Mitigate Iodine Deficiency in Pregnant Women of the Unites States via Supplementation of Ascophyllum nodosum Meal to Dairy Cows: A Sensitivity Analysis

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2016: $199,820.00
Projected End Date: 10/31/2020
Grant Recipient: University of New Hampshire
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Project Leader:
Dr. Andre Brito
University of New Hampshire
The brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum is known to bioaccumulate iodine (I). Previous research showed a linear relationship between A. nodosum meal (ASCO) intake and milk I concentration in dairy cows. Thus, improving milk I concentration by supplementation of ASCO to dairy cows may be a compelling strategy to naturally boost I intake in humans.
Peer-reviewed Journal Article
Andre Brito, University of New Hampshire
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