Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Does Dietary Choline Contribute to Heart Disease?

by Chris Masterjohn

New blog over at Mother Nature Obeyed on the WAPF site:

Does Dietary Choline Contribute to Heart Disease?

Read more about the author, Chris Masterjohn, PhD, here.

8 comments:

  1. My multivitamin has choline bitartate in it (a large portion). Should I be worried based on the Ziesel et al (1983) findings about choline chloride and choline stearate.

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  2. Jeremy,

    Personally, while I'm less than entirely convinced of this mechanistic link to heart disease, I would avoid any choline supplements that do not use phosphatidylcholine, since this is by far what is overwhelmingly found in food.

    Chris

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  3. I like the Phosphatidylcholine supplements which contain a range of different phospholipids. I agree with Chris, the closet we can get to food the better.

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  4. So if you don't happen to have enough carnitine to burn the lipids, that would likely cause a higher blood level of Choline, wouldn't it? So this study possibly could be detecting carnitine deficiency and not choline over-abundance...

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  5. This is a very interesting discussion, and something that has always been up for debate. Heart problems have various root causes, and it's hard to single out dietary choline for that.

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