The head of the National Institute of Nutrition Le Danh Tuyen said that Vietnam is one of top iodine –deficient countries suffering a lot from lack of iodine.
Using iodine in salt, a health step long enforced in Western countries, cannot by itself improve iodine shortages in Vietnamese people, experts agreed at a conference held last week in Hanoi.
The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) under the Health Ministry launched the Micronutrient Day on December 1, with the aim of preventing micronutrient deficiencies.
(VOV) -The malnutrition rate among Vietnamese children under five years old has been reduced from 33% last year to 26.7% at present, according to the National Institute of Nutrition.
The Department of Food Hygiene and Safety has asked for tests to be carried out on two Japanese-made infant milks to check their iodine levels.