Cornell University researchers found that women in their third trimester of pregnancy who consumed 930 milligrams of choline daily had babies with a 33% lower cortisol concentration than those who consumed 430 milligrams. Extra choline consumption during pregnancy could lower the child's odds of developing stress-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension into adulthood, one researcher said. The findings appear in The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

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