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Fertile Me Radio

May 4, 2022

Choline is all the rage right now and is touted as a super nutrient for fetal brain development, cognitive function, and reducing the risk of neural tube defect (NTD).  

However, is choline needed to help you get pregnant?  In this episode, I answer the question by examining the facts and evidence on choline.  


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Korsmo, H. W., Jiang, X., & Caudill, M. A. (2019). Choline: Exploring the growing science on its benefits for moms and babies. Nutrients11(8), 1823.

Irvine, N., England-Mason, G., Field, C. J., Dewey, D., & Aghajafari, F. (2022). Prenatal folate and choline levels and brain and cognitive development in children: A critical narrative review. Nutrients14(2), 364.