MORE CHOLINE FOR MOMS TO BE
The American Medical Association, which often looks askance at supplementation, wants more choline in prenatal supplements. Such was the consensus at the organization’s 2017 annual meeting. Last year, a study at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that of the top 25 prenatal supplements, none contained the daily recommended 450 mg of choline. Two contained 50 or 55 mg, six contained 30 mg or less, and the rest contained none. Choline is necessary for a healthy pregnancy and prevention of neural tube and other birth defects.