Choline Connection

Choline Connection

How a drinkable nutrient could improve memory and attention in kids affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

A swirling tornado of energy—that’s how ShawnMarie Prevost describes her 6-year-old daughter, Kailei.

“She sings, she hums, she moves,” ShawnMarie Prevost says. “She’s jacked. She’s just always, always going.”

Kailei’s constant motion rises above the typically high energy level of a first-grader. She is affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a cluster of symptoms caused by prenatal alcohol exposure and characterized by developmental concerns such as hyperactivity, difficulty focusing, and cognitive problems, and sometimes a set of physical attributes as well. Read more

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