Heard about Choline?

By Janet Raloff, 15:48 PM April 15, 2008

This week, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce its authorization of food-labeling claims for choline. It marks the first nutrient to be approved for such claims under the FDA Modernization Act of 1997.

Although choline is hardly a household name, its low visibility doesn't reflect its importance. This micronutrient not only helps maintain the structural integrity of membranes surrounding every cell in the body but also can play a role in nerve signaling, cholesterol trans...

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