Choline

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Choline is a molecule used as a building block to several other biochemicals in the human body. Although the body manufactures some choline, the majority of what is used needs to be consumed in food, such as eggs, meat, poultry, fish, cruciferous vegetables, peanuts, and dairy products.[1]

A small study of CFS patients found increased choline in the basal ganglia,[2] another in the occipital cortex.[3]

Increased choline has been found in the certain brain structures of CFS patients, suggesting a possible increased oxidation of the cell membranes of neurons in these regions.[2][3][4]

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  1. Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center - Choline
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chaudhuri, A.; Condon, B. R.; Gow, J. W.; Brennan, D.; Hadley, D. M. (2003-02-10), "Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy of basal ganglia in chronic fatigue syndrome", Neuroreport, 14 (2): 225–228, ISSN 0959-4965, PMID 12598734, doi:10.1097/01.wnr.0000054960.21656.64 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Puri, B. K.; Counsell, S. J.; Zaman, R.; Main, J.; Collins, A. G.; Hajnal, J. V.; Davey, N. J. (2002-09-01), "Relative increase in choline in the occipital cortex in chronic fatigue syndrome", Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 106 (3): 224–226, ISSN 1600-0447, doi:10.1034/j.1600-0447.2002.01300.x, retrieved 2016-11-09 
  4. Puri, B. K (April 2004), "The use of eicosapentaenoic acid in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome", Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, Professor David F. Horrobin 1939-2003: A Tribute, 70 (4): 399–401, ISSN 0952-3278, doi:10.1016/j.plefa.2003.12.015, retrieved 2016-11-09 


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