The effect of a single dose (15 g/70 kg) of lecithin (95% phosphatidylcholine) on several measures of central cholinergic activity (memory, cortisol, prolactin, pulse, blood pressure) was assessed in individuals with Alzheimer's disease. In contrast to the reported effects of physostigmine, a cholinesterase inhibitor, lecithin had no effect on these parameters, despite significant increases in plasma and erythrocyte choline.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychiatry|
|Issue number||8 I|
|State||Published - Oct 6 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health