Knowledge and awareness about choline among healthcare professionals is low. A survey of dietitians and doctors found that familiarity with choline ranked below that of many other vitamins and minerals. The information and resources on CholineInfo.org are intended to help increase awareness about choline and help provide practitioners with the resources you need to discuss choline with clients and patients. Information available on this site includes:
Choline Overview: A quick snapshot of the essential information you need to know about choline.
Research Library: Research overviews, abstracts and links to full-text articles on choline.
For You and Your Patients: Fact sheets, patient education materials and a tool kit with accompanying presentation available for free download.
Foods & Recipes: Info on the best food sources of choline and links to delicious recipes.
Expert Q & A: The facts straight from choline researchers and front-line healthcare professionals.
The FASEB Journal, June 2008.
According to a new study supported by a grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 3,000 adult women showed that the risk of developing breast cancer was 24 percent lower among women with the highest intake of choline compared to women with the lowest intake.
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“Choline is an essential nutrient for humans and is necessary for the normal function of all cells. The importance of choline in the diet begins before birth and extends throughout all stages of life.”
— Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD