• Associations between thyroid dysfunction and developmental status in children with excessive iodine status 

      Aakre, Inger; Strand, Tor A; Moubarek, Khalil; Barikmo, Ingrid; Henjum, Sigrun (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-11-22)
      Background and objective: Adequate iodine status and normal thyroid hormone synthesis are important for optimal child development. In this study, we explored whether young children’s developmental status is associated with ...
    • Commercially available kelp and seaweed products – valuable iodine source or risk of excess intake? 

      Aakre, Inger; Solli, Dina Doblaug; Markhus, Maria Wik; Mæhre, Hanne K; Dahl, Lisbeth; Henjum, Sigrun; Alexander, Jan; Korneliussen, Patrick-Andre; Madsen, Lise; Kjellevold, Marian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background: Seaweeds and kelps, also known as macroalgae, have long been common in the East-Asian diet. During recent years, macroalgae have entered the global food market, and a variety of macroalgae products are now ...
    • Fish for food and nutrition security in Ghana: Challenges and opportunities 

      Hasselberg, Astrid Elise; Aakre, Inger; Scholtens, Joeri; Overå, Ragnhild; Kolding, Jeppe; Bank, Michael; Atter, Amy; Kjellevold, Marian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Fish is an important dietary source of micronutrients, particularly in low-and middle-income countries. In Ghana, effective management of fish and the fisheries is essential for food, economic and nutrition security and ...
    • Infant feeding practices in the Saharawirefugee camps Algeria, a cross-sectionalstudy among children from birth to sixmonths of age 

      Aakre, Inger; Lilleengen, Anne-Marie; Lerseth Aarsand, Marie; Strand, Tor A.; Barikmo, Ingrid; Henjum, Sigrun (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-01-28)
      Background: Appropriate breastfeeding and infant feeding practices are crucial to a child’s growth and development. The objective of this paper is to describe breastfeeding and general feeding practices and the nutrition ...
    • Iodine status and thyroid function in a group of seaweed consumers in Norway 

      Aakre, Inger; Evensen, Lidunn Tveito; Kjellevold, Marian; Dahl, Lisbeth; Henjum, Sigrun; Alexander, Jan; Madsen, Lise; Markhus, Maria Wik (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Seaweeds, or macroalgae, may be a good dietary iodine source but also a source of excessive iodine intake. The main aim in this study was to describe the iodine status and thyroid function in a group of macroalgae consumers. ...
    • Thyroid function among breastfed children with chronically excessive iodine intakes 

      Aakre, Inger; Strand, Tor A; Bjøro, Trine; Nordheim, Ingrid; Barikmo, Ingrid; Ares, Susana; Alcorta, Marta Duque; Henjum, Sigrun (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-06-28)
      Iodine excess may impair thyroid function and trigger adverse health consequences for children. This study aims to describe iodine status among breastfed infants with high iodine exposure in the Saharawi refugee camps ...
    • Weeks in Pregnancy on Maternal Iodine Status and Infant Neurodevelopment: Mommy's Food, a Randomized-Controlled Trial 

      Markhus, Maria Wik; Hysing, Mari; Midtbø, Lisa Kolden; Nerhus, Ive; Næss, Synnøve; Aakre, Inger; Kvestad, Ingrid; Dahl, Lisbeth; Kjellevold, Marian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background: Mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency is still present in many countries, particularly in pregnant women. Observational studies suggest that mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency during pregnancy may be associated ...