Young women are less likely than men or post-menopausal females to suffer liver or muscle damage from a deficiency of the nutrient choline, according to a study from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Researchers discovered that the hormone estrogen toms on a gene in the liver that produces choline, a nutrient used to form cell membranes. This means premenopausal women, who have high levels of estrogen, can make their own supply of the nutrient.
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