Maternal choline status and respiratory coronavirus influences on fetal developing brain

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General Nutrition Obstetrics / Gynaecology Public health

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control anticipated prenatal COVID-19 infection to affect fetal development like other common respiratory coronaviruses do. While the role of nutrition is obscure, this new article proposed the potential role of choline on coronavirus infection during pregnancy. Higher choline status resulted from diet or supplements may protect fetal developing brain and support early behavioral development even when mothers suffer from a viral respiratory infection in early pregnancy.

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Freedman R et al. Maternal choline and respiratory coronavirus effects on fetal brain development. J Psychiatr Res. 2020;128:1‐4.

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