Feeding a diet devoid of choline to lactating rodents restricts growth and lymphocyte development in offspring.

@article{Lewis2016FeedingAD,
  title={Feeding a diet devoid of choline to lactating rodents restricts growth and lymphocyte development in offspring.},
  author={Erin Lewis and Susan Goruk and Caroline Richard and Neele S. Dellschaft and Jonathan M. Curtis and Ren{\'e} L Jacobs and Catherine J Field},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2016},
  volume={116 6},
  pages={1001-12}
}
The nutrient choline is necessary for membrane synthesis and methyl donation, with increased requirements during lactation. The majority of immune development occurs postnatally, but the importance of choline supply for immune development during this critical period is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine the importance of maternal supply of choline during suckling on immune function in their offspring among rodents. At parturition, Sprague-Dawley dams were randomised to either… CONTINUE READING