Oh, no, here we go again: Another news report that could trigger flight from a category of foods due to alleged link to disease.
The nutrient: Choline
The claim: Raises colon cancer risk
The advice: Remain calm, very calm
Bottom line first
There may be an association between consuming foods high in choline--red meat, poultry, and dairy products--and an increased risk of certain colon polyps, which can turn into cancer. But the study is preliminary, limited, and full of caveats. The...