Choline – again

Earlier we discussed the importance of choline in raising the level of general intelligence among the public. Now a study conducted by researchers from Arizona State University, reported by ScienceDaily, has found:

that a lifelong dietary regimen of choline holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD). (source: Science Daily)

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and puts a high cost on both individual, their friends and family as well society at large. If choline can play a role in a wider strategy to combat dementia, we have little reason not to do so.

6 thoughts on “Choline – again”

  1. Interesting. From Wikipedia:

    Choline /ˈkoʊliːn/[1][2] is a water-soluble vitamin-like essential nutrient.[3][4][5] It is a constituent of lecithin, which is present in eggs and in many plants and animal organs.[6] The term cholines refers to the class of quaternary ammonium salts containing the N,N,N-trimethylethanolammonium cation (X− on the right denotes an undefined counteranion).[3]

    The cation appears in the head groups of phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin, two classes of phospholipid that are abundant in cell membranes. Choline is the precursor for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is involved in many functions including memory and muscle control.

    The article also includes a list of foods high in Choline such as cauliflower, broccoli, and eggs.

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