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Michael B. Zimmermann

Laboratory of Human Nutrition

ETH Zürich

8092, Zurich



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  • Laboratory of Human Nutrition, ETH Zürich, 8092, Zurich, Switzerland. 2011
  • Laboratory for Human Nutrition, Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Schmelzbergstrasse 7, Switzerland. 2011
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. 2000 - 2010
  • Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands. 2010
  • Human Nutrition Laboratory, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. 2008 - 2009


  1. Nanocompounds of iron and zinc: their potential in nutrition. Zimmermann, M.B., Hilty, F.M. Nanoscale (2011) [Pubmed]
  2. Iron deficiency up-regulates iron absorption from ferrous sulphate but not ferric pyrophosphate and consequently food fortification with ferrous sulphate has relatively greater efficacy in iron-deficient individuals. Zimmermann, M.B., Biebinger, R., Egli, I., Zeder, C., Hurrell, R.F. Br. J. Nutr. (2011) [Pubmed]
  3. Nonheme-iron absorption in first-degree relatives is highly correlated: a stable-isotope study in mother-child pairs. Zimmermann, M.B., Harrington, M., Villalpando, S., Hurrell, R.F. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2010) [Pubmed]
  4. Iodine in enteral and parenteral nutrition. Zimmermann, M.B., Crill, C.M. Best Pract. Res. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2010) [Pubmed]
  5. Iodine Efficiency. Preface. Zimmermann, M. Best Pract. Res. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2010) [Pubmed]
  6. The effects of iron fortification on the gut microbiota in African children: a randomized controlled trial in Cote d'Ivoire. Zimmermann, M.B., Chassard, C., Rohner, F., N'goran, E.K., Nindjin, C., Dostal, A., Utzinger, J., Ghattas, H., Lacroix, C., Hurrell, R.F. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2010) [Pubmed]
  7. Symposium on 'Geographical and geological influences on nutrition': Iodine deficiency in industrialised countries. Zimmermann, M.B. Proc. Nutr. Soc (2010) [Pubmed]
  8. Iodine: it's important in patients that require parenteral nutrition. Zimmermann, M.B. Gastroenterology (2009) [Pubmed]
  9. Plasma hepcidin is a modest predictor of dietary iron bioavailability in humans, whereas oral iron loading, measured by stable-isotope appearance curves, increases plasma hepcidin. Zimmermann, M.B., Troesch, B., Biebinger, R., Egli, I., Zeder, C., Hurrell, R.F. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2009) [Pubmed]
  10. Iodine treatment in children with subclinical hypothyroidism due to chronic iodine deficiency decreases thyrotropin and C-peptide concentrations and improves the lipid profile. Zimmermann, M.B., Aeberli, I., Melse-Boonstra, A., Grimci, L., Bridson, J., Chaouki, N., Mbhenyane, X., Jooste, P.L. Thyroid (2009) [Pubmed]
  11. Iodine deficiency. Zimmermann, M.B. Endocr. Rev. (2009) [Pubmed]
  12. Iodine deficiency in pregnancy and the effects of maternal iodine supplementation on the offspring: a review. Zimmermann, M.B. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2009) [Pubmed]
  13. Dietary determinants of subclinical inflammation, dyslipidemia and components of the metabolic syndrome in overweight children: a review. Zimmermann, M.B., Aeberli, I. Int. J. Obes. (Lond) (2008) [Pubmed]
  14. Iodine requirements and the risks and benefits of correcting iodine deficiency in populations. Zimmermann, M.B. J. Trace. Elem. Med. Biol (2008) [Pubmed]
  15. Adiposity in women and children from transition countries predicts decreased iron absorption, iron deficiency and a reduced response to iron fortification. Zimmermann, M.B., Zeder, C., Muthayya, S., Winichagoon, P., Chaouki, N., Aeberli, I., Hurrell, R.F. Int. J. Obes. (Lond) (2008) [Pubmed]
  16. Methods to assess iron and iodine status. Zimmermann, M.B. Br. J. Nutr. (2008) [Pubmed]
  17. Research on iodine deficiency and goiter in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Zimmermann, M.B. J. Nutr. (2008) [Pubmed]
  18. Iron metabolism in heterozygotes for hemoglobin E (HbE), alpha-thalassemia 1, or beta-thalassemia and in compound heterozygotes for HbE/beta-thalassemia. Zimmermann, M.B., Fucharoen, S., Winichagoon, P., Sirankapracha, P., Zeder, C., Gowachirapant, S., Judprasong, K., Tanno, T., Miller, J.L., Hurrell, R.F. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2008) [Pubmed]
  19. Vitamin A supplementation in iodine-deficient African children decreases thyrotropin stimulation of the thyroid and reduces the goiter rate. Zimmermann, M.B., Jooste, P.L., Mabapa, N.S., Schoeman, S., Biebinger, R., Mushaphi, L.F., Mbhenyane, X. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2007) [Pubmed]
  20. The impact of iodised salt or iodine supplements on iodine status during pregnancy, lactation and infancy. Zimmermann, M.B. Public. Health. Nutr (2007) [Pubmed]
  21. The adverse effects of mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency during pregnancy and childhood: a review. Zimmermann, M.B. Thyroid (2007) [Pubmed]
  22. Iron deficiency predicts poor maternal thyroid status during pregnancy. Zimmermann, M.B., Burgi, H., Hurrell, R.F. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2007) [Pubmed]
  23. Treatment of iodine deficiency in school-age children increases insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF binding protein-3 concentrations and improves somatic growth. Zimmermann, M.B., Jooste, P.L., Mabapa, N.S., Mbhenyane, X., Schoeman, S., Biebinger, R., Chaouki, N., Bozo, M., Grimci, L., Bridson, J. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2007) [Pubmed]
  24. Interactions of vitamin A and iodine deficiencies: effects on the pituitary-thyroid axis. Zimmermann, M.B. Int. J. Vitam. Nutr. Res (2007) [Pubmed]
  25. Nutritional iron deficiency. Zimmermann, M.B., Hurrell, R.F. Lancet (2007) [Pubmed]
  26. Iodine supplementation improves cognition in iodine-deficient schoolchildren in Albania: a randomized, controlled, double-blind study. Zimmermann, M.B., Connolly, K., Bozo, M., Bridson, J., Rohner, F., Grimci, L. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2006) [Pubmed]
  27. The influence of iron status on iodine utilization and thyroid function. Zimmermann, M.B. Annu. Rev. Nutr. (2006) [Pubmed]
  28. Iron fortification reduces blood lead levels in children in Bangalore, India. Zimmermann, M.B., Muthayya, S., Moretti, D., Kurpad, A., Hurrell, R.F. Pediatrics (2006) [Pubmed]
  29. Assessment of iodine status using dried blood spot thyroglobulin: development of reference material and establishment of an international reference range in iodine-sufficient children. Zimmermann, M.B., de Benoist, B., Corigliano, S., Jooste, P.L., Molinari, L., Moosa, K., Pretell, E.A., Al-Dallal, Z.S., Wei, Y., Zu-Pei, C., Torresani, T. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2006) [Pubmed]
  30. Iron deficiency due to consumption of a habitual diet low in bioavailable iron: a longitudinal cohort study in Moroccan children. Zimmermann, M.B., Chaouki, N., Hurrell, R.F. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2005) [Pubmed]
  31. Serum transferrin receptor and zinc protoporphyrin as indicators of iron status in African children. Zimmermann, M.B., Molinari, L., Staubli-Asobayire, F., Hess, S.Y., Chaouki, N., Adou, P., Hurrell, R.F. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2005) [Pubmed]
  32. High thyroid volume in children with excess dietary iodine intakes. Zimmermann, M.B., Ito, Y., Hess, S.Y., Fujieda, K., Molinari, L. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2005) [Pubmed]
  33. Increasing the iodine concentration in the Swiss iodized salt program markedly improved iodine status in pregnant women and children: a 5-y prospective national study. Zimmermann, M.B., Aeberli, I., Torresani, T., Bürgi, H. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2005) [Pubmed]
  34. Comparison of the efficacy of wheat-based snacks fortified with ferrous sulfate, electrolytic iron, or hydrogen-reduced elemental iron: randomized, double-blind, controlled trial in Thai women. Zimmermann, M.B., Winichagoon, P., Gowachirapant, S., Hess, S.Y., Harrington, M., Chavasit, V., Lynch, S.R., Hurrell, R.F. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2005) [Pubmed]
  35. New reference values for thyroid volume by ultrasound in iodine-sufficient schoolchildren: a World Health Organization/Nutrition for Health and Development Iodine Deficiency Study Group Report. Zimmermann, M.B., Hess, S.Y., Molinari, L., De Benoist, B., Delange, F., Braverman, L.E., Fujieda, K., Ito, Y., Jooste, P.L., Moosa, K., Pearce, E.N., Pretell, E.A., Shishiba, Y. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2004) [Pubmed]
  36. Rapid relapse of thyroid dysfunction and goiter in school-age children after discontinuation of salt iodization. Zimmermann, M.B., Wegmüller, R., Zeder, C., Torresani, T., Chaouki, N. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2004) [Pubmed]
  37. Detection of overweight and obesity in a national sample of 6-12-y-old Swiss children: accuracy and validity of reference values for body mass index from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Obesity Task Force. Zimmermann, M.B., Gübeli, C., Püntener, C., Molinari, L. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2004) [Pubmed]
  38. Iodine supplementation of pregnant women in Europe: a review and recommendations. Zimmermann, M., Delange, F. Eur. J. Clin. Nutr (2004) [Pubmed]
  39. Assessing iodine status and monitoring progress of iodized salt programs. Zimmermann, M.B. J. Nutr. (2004) [Pubmed]
  40. Overweight and obesity in 6-12 year old children in Switzerland. Zimmermann, M.B., Gübeli, C., Püntener, C., Molinari, L. Swiss. Med. Wkly (2004) [Pubmed]
  41. The effects of vitamin A deficiency and vitamin A supplementation on thyroid function in goitrous children. Zimmermann, M.B., Wegmüller, R., Zeder, C., Chaouki, N., Torresani, T. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2004) [Pubmed]
  42. Triple fortification of salt with microcapsules of iodine, iron, and vitamin A. Zimmermann, M.B., Wegmueller, R., Zeder, C., Chaouki, N., Biebinger, R., Hurrell, R.F., Windhab, E. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2004) [Pubmed]
  43. The potential of encapsulated iron compounds in food fortification: a review. Zimmermann, M.B. Int. J. Vitam. Nutr. Res (2004) [Pubmed]
  44. Dual fortification of salt with iodine and microencapsulated iron: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial in Moroccan schoolchildren. Zimmermann, M.B., Zeder, C., Chaouki, N., Saad, A., Torresani, T., Hurrell, R.F. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2003) [Pubmed]
  45. Thyroid size and goiter prevalence after introduction of iodized salt: a 5-y prospective study in schoolchildren in Côte d'Ivoire. Zimmermann, M.B., Hess, S.Y., Adou, P., Toresanni, T., Wegmüller, R., Hurrell, R.F. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2003) [Pubmed]
  46. Severe iodine deficiency in southern Albania. Zimmermann, M.B., Bridson, J., Bozo, M., Grimci, L., Selimaj, V., Tanner, M.S. Int. J. Vitam. Nutr. Res (2003) [Pubmed]
  47. Improving iron, zinc and vitamin A nutrition through plant biotechnology. Zimmermann, M.B., Hurrell, R.F. Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  48. Addition of microencapsulated iron to iodized salt improves the efficacy of iodine in goitrous, iron-deficient children: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. Zimmermann, M.B., Zeder, C., Chaouki, N., Torresani, T., Saad, A., Hurrell, R.F. Eur. J. Endocrinol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  49. Toward a consensus on reference values for thyroid volume in iodine-replete schoolchildren: results of a workshop on inter-observer and inter-equipment variation in sonographic measurement of thyroid volume. Zimmermann, M.B., Molinari, L., Spehl, M., Weidinger-Toth, J., Podoba, J., Hess, S., Delange, F. Eur. J. Endocrinol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  50. Persistence of goiter despite oral iodine supplementation in goitrous children with iron deficiency anemia in Côte d'Ivoire. Zimmermann, M., Adou, P., Torresani, T., Zeder, C., Hurrell, R. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (2000) [Pubmed]
  51. Iron supplementation in goitrous, iron-deficient children improves their response to oral iodized oil. Zimmermann, M., Adou, P., Torresani, T., Zeder, C., Hurrell, R. Eur. J. Endocrinol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  52. Effect of oral iodized oil on thyroid size and thyroid hormone metabolism in children with concurrent selenium and iodine deficiency. Zimmermann, M.B., Adou, P., Torresani, T., Zeder, C., Hurrell, R.F. Eur. J. Clin. Nutr (2000) [Pubmed]
  53. A national study of the prevalence of overweight and obesity in 6-12 y-old Swiss children: body mass index, body-weight perceptions and goals. Zimmermann, M.B., Hess, S.Y., Hurrell, R.F. Eur. J. Clin. Nutr (2000) [Pubmed]
  54. Low dose oral iodized oil for control of iodine deficiency in children. Zimmermann, M., Adou, P., Torresani, T., Zeder, C., Hurrell, R. Br. J. Nutr. (2000) [Pubmed]
  55. Thyroid ultrasound compared with World Health Organization 1960 and 1994 palpation criteria for determination of goiter prevalence in regions of mild and severe iodine deficiency. Zimmermann, M., Saad, A., Hess, S., Torresani, T., Chaouki, N. Eur. J. Endocrinol. (2000) [Pubmed]
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