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October 14, 2021

Choline. The Underconsumed and Underappreciated Essential Nutrient

Choline has been recognized as an essential nutrient by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Medicine since 1998. Its metabolites have structural, metabolic, and regulatory roles within the body. Humans can endogenously produce small amounts of choline via the hepatic phosphatidylethanolamine N-methyltransferase pathway. However, the nutrient must be consumed exogenously to prevent signs of deficiency. The Adequate Intake (AI) for choline was calculated at a time when dietary intakes across the populationwere unknown for the nutrient.

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By azingro
September 3, 2020

Could we be overlooking a potential choline crisis in the United Kingdom?

The present article discusses the current choline situation in the UK and explains why more needs to be done to include and monitor this essential nutrient in food supplements and daily foods.

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By azingro
April 2, 2020

Breaking news: Choline may help fight Alzheimer’s disease across generations

Besides choline’s well known importance in early brain development, it acts to protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease in at least two ways, according to researchers.

It is an attractive candidate for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, as it is considered a very safe alternative in comparison with many pharmaceuticals.

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By azingro
February 13, 2020

Choline: the underconsumed and underappreciated essential nutrient

Choline has been recognized as an essential nutrient since 1998. As humans can only produce small amounts of choline, the nutrient must be consumed through our diet, to prevent deficiency. Deficiency can have an enormous impact on our health. Studies show that around 90% of the population do not get enough choline in their diet. Learn here more about the latest conclusions and hightlights of choline.

https://journals.lww.com/nutritiontodayonline/Fulltext/2018/11000/Choline__The_Underconsumed_and_Underappreciated.4.aspx

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