Choline, a Vital Amine

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Science  07 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5378, pp. 794-795
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5378.794

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New evidence indicates that choline, a small vitamin, is essential for optimal brain development. In his Perspective, Blusztajn summarizes recent work that points to choline's newly recognized importance, which has resulted in its reclassification as an essential nutrient by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.