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

June 24th, 2015
We invite you to 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. 

On Sunday, July 12 at 10:30 am, the leading experts on the health benefits of choline will speak to the IFT audience.  Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Nutrition, and Director of the Nutrition Research Institute at University of North Carolina, will talk about how choline affects development of the brain and eye.  Choline directly affects the area of the brain that supports memory and higher level thinking, and protects us against dementia in aging.  Marie Caudill, PhD, Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, will talk about how choline supports fetal development, preventing neural tube birth defects and other adverse health consequences during pregnancy, and supports women’s health over a lifetime. Choline-rich foods include eggs and liver – foods we may not consume daily, and plant foods are relatively low in choline content.  Taylor Wallace, PhD, CFS, Affiliate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, George Mason University, will present the picture for the United States showing that almost all adults fail to consume the Adequate Intake for choline, meaning we are all choline deficient! 

Please come join us for an exciting and enlightening discussion about this nutrient you may not know – but should.

You can follow-up with a visit to the Balchem Booth on the Expo floor (Booth 744) to find out more about choline and about using choline in functional foods and dietary supplements. 
Choline: An Important Nutrient Most Overlooked
July 12, 2015 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Chicago, Illinois, McCormick Place South
Room S504abc
Balchem Tradeshow Booth 744