MagicBean wrote:Interesting! I ran my genetic results through Masterjohn's application which said I need to be eating 8 egg yolks a day (I currently eat zero). But I also recently found out I have very high LDL and LDL particle count and according to this source, "choline-deficient individuals also show reduced blood concentrations of LDL-cholesterol." https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/other-nutrients/choline
So even though my genes may point to a potential issue, perhaps it's not an actual issue for me after all?
Hi MagicBean! I think it's a stretch to extrapolate that because your cholesterol is high, you needn't be concerned with your fairly high genetic requirement for choline. Here's an NIH fact sheet that covers specific groups that are susceptible for a choline deficiency. You'll note that It even dives into the fact that "people with certain genetic alterations" are at risk. If you're concerned with brain health, this is one nutrient that I'd be very hesitant to be relaxed about. Choline stimulates production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter essential for memory. If you're opposed to eggs, there are excellent choline and phosphatidylcholine supplements that you can take instead.