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Foro Global sobre Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición • Foro FSN

Re: Eggs: harnessing their power for the fight against hunger and malnutrition

Taylor Wallace
Taylor WallaceThink Healthy Group, Inc.United States of America

Hi Everyone -

We recently published a manuscript "Eggs, choline, lutein and cognition across the lifespan."  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29451849 

There seems to be clear scientific evidence to suggest that both choline and lutein play a vital role in brain and neurological development during the first 1000 days postconception.  We need other intervention studies around the world.  One recent randomized trial in the US found effects of choline on cognition seven years after mothers were supplemented during the third trimester!  

On the lutein side, it looks like macular pigment optical density is an inexpensive, noninvasive and fairly reliable marker of cognitive status, which could be important in some of these short-term intervention studies.

Taylor