Can iodine deficiency lead to obesity?

Kann ein Jodmangel zu Übergewicht führen?

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1. can iodine deficiency lead to obesity?

Iodine deficiency refers to a low supply of iodine over a long period of time. This can occur when the human body does not absorb enough iodine. Iodine is essential for growth processes and the development of the brain and nervous system. An iodine deficiency can be recognised by certain symptoms such as concentration problems, lack of drive and extreme tiredness. Often these symptoms are followed by a feeling of tightness in the throat and skin changes. Iodine deficiency can actually lead to obesity. The reason for this is a slower metabolism, which is caused by an iodine deficiency. Less energy is burned and more fat from food is stored. This results in weight gain. Over a longer period of time this can quickly lead to overweight.

    2 Who should not take iodine?

    Many people wonder which groups of people are not allowed to take iodine. These include people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis disease. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland. This causes the body's immune system to become triggered, resulting in a deficiency of thyroid hormones. Since the human immune system gets involved, it is also called autoimmune thyroiditis. Women tend to be affected more often than men. For patients with this thyroid disease, large intakes of iodine are very harmful. Iodine in larger amounts promotes rapid cell growth and functional activation of cells. People with Hashimoto's disease should avoid iodized salt and rather use normal table salt.

    3 The daily requirement of iodine

    The recommended daily intake increases, however, with physical activity, since iodine is excreted through sweat. The recommended daily intake of iodine for pregnant and breastfeeding women is approx. 230 µg, as they have to provide for their child. However, these recommended values do not apply to people with an increased iodine requirement due to illness. In general, one should keep in mind that age, weight and size always play a significant role.

    4. iodine in the form of food supplements

    If you want to increase an iodine level that is too low with a food supplement, you should always pay attention to the form of the active ingredient and its origin. Iodine capsules are particularly suitable for increasing iodine levels. They are very well tolerated and are utilized by the body to a high degree. The preparation should also not contain any chemical additives. If you buy a preparation from Germany, you can be sure that the product has also been produced safely and is of high quality.

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    5. conclusion: Can an iodine deficiency lead to obesity?

    An iodine deficiency can lead to obesity. The reason for this is that the metabolism slows down due to the iodine deficiency, less energy is used and the fat in the food is deposited quickly. This can lead to weight gain in the long run.

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