Choline is an essential nutrient necessary for many of life’s most basic functions and it is especially important for pregnant and breastfeeding women – it works with folate to prevent certain birth defects and helps promote fetal and infant brain development and memory.
Despite choline’s important role in the body, it is widely unrecognized as an essential nutrient. Research shows that only 1 out of 10 Americans gets close to the recommended daily adequate intake of choline. And almost three out of every four moms are not familiar at all with the nutrient. Knowledge and awareness about choline is low among health professionals as well.
Yet it is essential for health promotion and disease prevention for all ages and has even been linked to decreased risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer and heart disease. There is a great opportunity to educate the public about this essential but widely unknown nutrient.
The pages in this section of CholineInfo.org provide information to help you develop stories about choline:
All Things Choline: The essential information you need to know about choline.
Press room: Access press releases and additional media resources.
Contact the Hotline: How to get more information about choline and get in touch with experts.