Populations who would benefit most are often deficient in choline, an essential nutrient that plays a role in memory, energy and metabolism.
- In their 2020 review, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee found that most Americans are deficient in choline
- Choline is important for development through all stages of life and plays a role in cognition, memory, focus, energy and metabolism
- Choline deficiency is connected to the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and muscle damage
- Pregnant and lactating women are at an increased risk of choline deficiency due to increased needs of the developing fetus
- Beef liver and egg yolks are the richest dietary sources of choline
July 15, 2020, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) published its 2020 report, an independent scientific review on the nutrition and health status of Americans, and there was a concerning finding: Most Americans don’t get enough choline, an essential nutrient that’s vitally important, but rarely discussed.
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