Choline must be integrated into the prenatal supplement regimen, says expert review

September 16, 2019 This article was published originally on on September 11, 2019. By Stephen Daniels

The importance of choline during the first 1,000 days after conception is increasingly understood by the medical community, and dietary supplement manufacturers are “beginning to recognize the potential that choline offers” says an industry expert.

A new expert review published in the journal of Dietary Supplements calls choline the “neurocognitive essential nutrient of interest to obstetricians and gynecologists,” and states unequivocally that “Choline must be integrated into the parenatal supplement regimen.” Read more.

Hursting moves into 16th year of Breast Cancer Research Foundation Grant

Sept17, 2019 – “Our work has evolved from asking Is obesity increasing cancer risk? and What are the mechanisms linking obesity and cancer?” he says. “We have largely answered the first question and are still working on the second, but our focus really has turned to What are we going to do about it?” Read more.

Human Research Core Fatty Acid Supplementation Study

September 17, 2019 – The Human Research Core is studying the effects of a fatty acid supplementation on human health. They are looking for healthy males and females aged 30-80 years to participate in a blind study for 12 weeks. For more information and to see if you are eligible, click here.

September AFL Program Recap: “Good Bowls: A social venture to improve healthy food access

September 17, 2019 If you missed September’s Appetite for Life presentation by Alice Ammerman, PhD, you can catch up. Watch the entire program on video now. The live presentation took place at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Kannapolis on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. In 2018, an estimated 11.1 percent of American households were food insecure, at least some time during the year. North Carolina is the 10th hungriest state in the nation with nearly 590,000 households without enough food to eat each day.

Dr. Ammerman’s presentation outlined the genesis and development of her public health initiative, Good Bowls, aimed at addressing these worrisome facts. Watch her presentation and read more about her program.

*Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Dr. Alice Ammerman, director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, founded and has equity ownership in Equiti Foods, LLC (formerly Good Bowls, LLC). This relationship has been disclosed to and is under management by UNC-Chapel Hill.