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Iodine deficiency affected hundreds of millions or billions of people during the 20th century; Iodine supplementation of food is associated with adequate government; places like Russia have lacked this
I think that the natural human preference to drink yummy drinks creates an iodine deficiency cure
path; the splenda molecule has three chlorine atoms replacing a number of these atoms with iodine creates a globally available actively preferred way to cure iodine deficiency
a 70 uG dose is sufficient to cure much iodine deficiency; 2.7 mg of Iodine provides a months Iodine; I did the numbers n it may be that an artificially sweetened drink or treat could treat anywhere from 2W to more than a month
further emphasizing this as a valued method: Splenda is a patent molecule; Iodized splenda may be public domain thus much cheaper from a materials perspective
I used this category as curing Iodine deficiency raises IQ more than 10 points plus affects mood energy
[xandram, Mar 04 2008]
the real thing...
[xandram, Mar 04 2008]
||Splendi would also be a proprietary molecule, should you wish it, and you should wish it, because licencing will be impossible otherwise. I wonder if it will still be sweet?
||The placement of iodine in salt harnessed the "salt tooth" in the same way that you propose to harness the sweet tooth. As with your iodized paper idea, I suspect that the same governmental inadequacies which could not provide iodized salt will limit the usefullness of this scheme.
||I guessed Treon by the time I got to
"splenda". Now to read the idea...
||Hmm. Well, OK, and I'm guessing the
taste won't be affected if you replace only
a fraction of the chlorine with iodine. Is
Splenda metabolized? Would the iodine
be biologically available? And what about
Bung's valid point: how is this better or
likelier to succeed than iodized salt?
||The places where iodine deficiency is a problem are places that I wouldn't expect Splenda to be either readily available or widely used.
||There would have to be an enzyme which could remove iodine from the compound, and this probably doesn't exist.
||What [DrCurry] said - iodine deficiency is really easy to treat. If it's not being treated, this says something about the level of organisation and wealth of the society which might make a more complicated and expensive solution even less likely to happen.
||Why not get Coke to include iodine? As
as I can tell, if you can find a way to
your arse into the middle of the
in south-eastern Cameroon, cross a
circular ravine to reach an isolated
of rock, then climb half way up the
most ant-infested tree you can find,
there'll be somebody already up there
who will sell
you a Coke, and it will be held in
above all local drinks.
||Coke should just sell a carbonated multivitamin for residents of latin america.
||Other iodine deficiency cures might include; iodized margarine, iodized marmalade, iodized ham, iodized cheese and iodized marmite.
||...it just seems like [Treon] would be great at writing headlines for the National Inquirer.
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