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What is choline and what does it do?

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Choline is an essential nutrient that helps cells and nerves work right. It’s found meat, liver, fish, eggs, beans, nuts, peas, spinach, and other foods. Most people eat enough choline. Low levels of it can damage your liver. Some people take choline supplements for liver disease, depression, or body building. But the evidence of their benefit isn’t very strong.

From: Choline WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L.J. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University: "Choline."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Choline."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Choline."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 13, 2017

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L.J. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University: "Choline."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Choline."

NYU Langone Medical Center: "Choline."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 13, 2017

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