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Choline Infographic - Choline for All

August 30th, 2016
The Choline Information Council is proud to share our new infographic, Choline For All, with information on benefits, daily needs and where to find this essential nutrient!  Please feel free to link to the infographic on this site so that more people get the news!

Choline Joins the Nutrition Facts Label

May 25th, 2016
May 24, 2016 – A beneficial but lesser-known nutrient is making its way onto Nutrition Facts labels: choline, an essential nutrient associated with heart health, improved liver function, maternal and fetal health, child development, cognition and sports performance.

Choline Supports Exercise Performance, Improves Stamina and Muscle Health

August 31st, 2015
Athletes and physically active people of all ages can benefit from choline not only for their overall health, but also because it supports muscle performance during exercise, and can improve stamina. 

Research Shows Choline Plays Critical Role in Pregnancy and Women’s Health

July 28th, 2015
Choline offers health benefits to women throughout their lives. Marie Caudill, PhD, RD, Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, says “Choline is an essential nutrient with critical roles in reproductive outcomes and women’s health.” 

New Research Shows Choline has Impact on Eye Development and on Vision

July 6th, 2015
Choline is critical to overall health, cognitive function, and eye health.  In the same way that choline supports healthy development of the brain, it also supports the development of the retina of the eye and impacts vision throughout life.   

Choline Highlighted as an Essential Nutrient with Key Health Benefits

July 6th, 2015
The Choline Information Council is pleased to highlight the key health benefits of choline and showcase choline as an upcoming ingredient to watch in 2015. 

Experts to Draw Attention to Choline as a Critical and Often Overlooked Nutrient at 2015 IFT Meeting

June 24th, 2015
Join us at the 2015 IFT in Chicago to talk about an essential nutrient, choline, that has lifelong impact on cognition and memory, supports healthy vision, and has the ability to prevent and reverse fatty liver disease.  Nine in 10 Americans do not get enough choline.  In 1998, the Institute of Medicine established choline as an essential nutrient. However, it remains one of the least known or talked about nutrients. 

Choline, Cognition and You: The Essential Nutrient for Maximum Brain Power

June 23rd, 2015
Dr. Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Nutrition, and Director of the Nutrition Research Institute at University of North Carolina, on why choline is critical to overall health and healthy cognitive function.

Choline Essential for Brain, Eye and Liver – A Challenge to Get Enough in the Diet

June 10th, 2015
Research has shown choline to be essential for liver function and to prevent fatty liver, and is critical for fetal development of the eye and brain.  It may also be possible to support brain and eye functions from adolescence through adulthood with choline, enhancing memory and higher level thinking. However, it is a challenge to get enough choline in the diet.

New Research Points to Ways Choline May Prevent or Reverse Liver Disease

June 9th, 2015
Recent research clarifies the relationship between choline deficiency and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and provides details about how choline affects liver health.

The Choline Information Council Videos

June 8th, 2015

The Choline Information Council™ now provides a reliable and readily available source of information about choline and its health benefits via video! 

Choline is 1 of 6 Must-Have Nutrients for Women

May 15th, 2015
Parade Magazine includes choline in the six "must-have" nutrients for women.

Choline Information Council Comment to USDA/HHS Regarding the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report

May 4th, 2015
On May 1, The Choline Information Council submitted its response to the omission of the nutrient choline in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines. 

What trends are driving the interest for Choline?

April 10th, 2015

Today on Functional food for thought: Kristine Lukasik, Ph.D., Director of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Balchem Corporation on trends are driving the interest for Choline?