June 4, 2010

Choline Reduces Risk of Down Syndrome

A recent study performed by the National Institutes of Health revealed that when mice were given Choline, a nutrient found in egg yolks and cauliflower, they showed a reduced chance of giving birth to a baby with Down syndrome. And the mice with Down syndrome whose mothers took extra Choline while pregnant and lactating showed reduced cognitive impairment.

When these results were then transferred to a study of maternal intake of Choline in humans, they consequently found that taking extra Choline before or during pregnancy was helpful. And those with Down syndrome who take Choline very early in their development showed a lasting reduced cognitive impairment.

Click HERE and HERE for more articles about the benefits of Choline regarding Down syndrome.

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