2014 Volume 1 Issue 1

Effect of Choline on performance quality of non-ruminant


Hamed Amini Pour, Mahnaz Ahmadi Hamedani, Mahdi Edalati Nasab, Mohammad Hasan Babazadeh, S. Masoud Davoudi
Abstract

Choline is considered mandatory to the animal organism and is utilized both as a building unit and as essential component in regulation of certain metabolic processes. Choline is tentatively classified as one of the B-complex vitamins even though it doesn't entirely satisfy the strict definition of a vitamin. Choline, unlike B vitamins, can be synthesized in the liver, is required in the body in greater amounts, and apparently functions as a structural constituent rather than as a coenzyme. Although, existence of choline in essential body constituents was recognized long before the first vitamin was discovered. Regardless of classification, choline is an essential nutrient for all livestock and a required dietary supplement for some species (poultry, swine). Choline is likewise an essential nutrient for humans, and studies have investigated the benefits of choline treatment for certain diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Keywords: Choline. Animal. B-complex Vitamins. Essential Nutrient.


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