Category Archives: Choline

Choline and Mood

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The Minor Fat Constituents In The Typical Western Diet

There are a number of minor lipid or fat constituents of the normal human diet that are worthy of any discussion involving fat loss. In particular conjugated linoleic acid and lecithin are minor dietary components that have useful fat loss … Continue reading

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Choline: The Old New Supplement

Choline has been around as a dietary supplement for a long time. Its use as a treatment for the accumulation of fat in the liver is well recorded in the nutritional literature from both animal and human studies. In the … Continue reading

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DHA, Choline And Phosphatidylcholine

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6 (n-3)) is a long chain fatty acid required for eicosanoid synthesis, and in this capacity can inhibit inflammation and platelet aggregation. In addition DHA is preferentially incorporated into the brain tissue, where it may function to … Continue reading

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Are Eggs Good For The Heart?

Eggs have been part of the human diet since the chicken was first domesticated in Asia over 4000 years ago. Many people believe that eggs are detrimental to the health because they are energy (calorie), saturated fat and cholesterol dense. … Continue reading

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The Betaine Choline Link

Betaine and choline are closely related compounds from a structural and functional perspective. Betaine is also called trimethylglycine and choline is also called tetramethylglycine. Both compounds function as methyl donors, and when choline donates a methyl group it becomes betaine. … Continue reading

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The Betaine Folate Relationship

Epigenetics is the relatively new science interested in the interaction between the environment and DNA. Environmental changes can influence genetic make-up through stable modification to gene expression not mediated by changes in DNA sequence. This is achieved through methylation of … Continue reading

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Fatty Liver: Choline Deficiency?

Fatty liver is characterised by an accumulation of lipids in hepatic tissue. This can result from alcohol or fructose abuse, leading to alcoholic fatty liver or non-alcoholic fatty liver, respectively. The aetiology of fatty liver is not completely understood, but … Continue reading

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More on Choline, Betaine and Homocysteine

Raised plasma levels of the amino acid homocysteine are known to damage tissues and are a risk factor for dementia, cardiovascular disease and bone fractures. Homocysteine is synthesised in humans from the essential amino acid methionine and under normal physiological … Continue reading

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Choline, Betaine and Homocysteine

Homocysteine is a metabolite of the essential amino acid methionine which can build up in cells and plasma if nutrition quality is low. High concentrations of plasma homocysteine are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and dementia, because … Continue reading

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