MORE CHOLINE FOR MOMS TO BE

Better Nutrition - - TREND WATCH -

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.

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