FAB RESEARCH COMMENT:
This new animal study adds to the already substantial evidence that higher dietary choline intakes throughout life can protect against the development of dementia.
It also shows that prevention of neuroinflammation is among the many mechanisms by which choline can protect the brain from the degenerative processes underlying age-related cognitive decline and dementia - as well as many other neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Choline is seriously lacking from most modern, western-type diets - and is not even currently included in most multivitamin supplements. This study powerfully reinforces the existing evidence that this widepsread dietary deficiency of choline is likely to be compromising brain function and cognition, as well as general health, at the population level.
See the associated news article and FAB comment for more information and details on this study, and on the importance of choline more generally for healthy brain development and function, as well as the best dietary sources:
And for more information on choline, see: