Eating foods high in phosphatidylcholine is associated with a reduced risk of dementia and enhanced cognitive performance, according to a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Researchers analysed approximately 2,500 Finnish men between ages 42 and 60 for their dietary and lifestyle habits.
The risk of dementia was 28% lower in men with the highest intake of dietary phosphatidylcholine compared to those with the lowest intake.
Men who consumed the most phosphatidylcholine-rich foods also excelled in tests measuring memory and linguistic abilities.
What is Phosphatidylcholine?
Phosphatidylcholine is a fatty substance that contains the B vitamin choline.
Where Can I Find It?
In addition to eggs and meat (the two richest sources), soy, sunflower, and wheat contain the nutrient.
You can also take phosphatidylcholine and choline in supplement form.