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July 2002 Issue

Choline Counts: Essential Nutrient for Your Body and Mind

Q. Iíve seen food labels that say a food is a "good source of choline." What exactly is choline and should I be concerned about getting enough? A. Choline is the newest nutrient to be declared essential to life by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). While choline is needed for proper functioning of body and mind, the body can make it. But because sometimes it may not make enough, it is essential in our diets. The food labels youíve seen

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