Today, 2 billion people remain at risk of iodine deficiency in the world. As iodine and DHA co-exist in the marine food web, and both remain sparse in supply on land, 2 billion probably are at risk for DHA deficiency. Both deficiencies cause mental retardation. The photo is from Izzeldin Hussein’s work and the chart is from a publication by Kot Nyuar both from work they were for a PhD at the IBCHN. Hussein IS1, Min Y, Ghebremeskel K, Gaffar AM. [‘Public Health Nutr. 2012 Dec;15(12):2265-71] and Nyuar KB, Min Y, Ghebremeskel K, Khalil AK, Elbashir MI, Cawford MA. Milk of northern Sudanese mothers whose traditional diet is high in carbohydrate contains low docosahexaenoic acid. Acta Paediatr. 2010 Dec;99(12):1824-7.


People with whom we have collaborated

Ovrang Djahanbakhch, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Newham University Hospital, London.
Myer Bloom – Physics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Annette Brand – Lipidomics – Weizmann Institute, Israel.
Tom Brenna, Biochemistry, Cornel Un ivesity, Ithica, USA.
Leigh Broadhurst – Geophysics & Paleoanthropology, USDA.
Junshi Chen, Health Protection Agency, Beiing, China.
Stephen Cunnane –Neurodegeneration, Sherbrooke, Canada.
Kate Costeloe – Neonatology, Homerton and Royal London.
Ahmed Daak, The Kitchener Medical School, Khartoum, Sudan
David Edwards, MRI Unit, St Thomas’s Hospital, King’s College.
Mustafa I Elbashir, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
Keb Gebremeskel – Lipids, IBCHN, London Metropolitan University, London.
Laurance Harbige – Department of Immunology Greenwich.
Holm Holmsen – Membrane signalling – University of Bergen, Norway.
Izzeldin Hussein and Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
Joanne Hutchison, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Newham University Hospital, London.
Ivan Golfetto, Vascular myography, Venezuela.
Mark Johnson, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Imperial
Douglas Kuhn, Placental perfusion, Royal Free, London.
Alison Leaf – Pediatrics, Southampton – Bristol.
David Marsh, evolution researcher, London.
Yoeju Min, Lipids, IBCHN, London Metropolitan University, London.
Kot B. Nyuar, Refugee Support, Government of the Southern Sudan.
Enitan Ogundipe, Developmental Neurology, Imperial College.
Lucilla Poston, Vascular myography, St Thomas’, London.
John Parkington, Anthropology, Capetown.
Ram Reifen, Nutritional Sciences, Rehovot, Israel.
Walt Schmidt, MD, NMR,Molecular modelling, USDA, Beltsville.
Letten F Saugstad, Oslo, Norway.
Hiramitsu Suzuki – Synaptic uptake of DHA, NFRI, Japan
Ephraim Yavin – Gene expression, Weizmann Institute


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