Researchers have recently discovered that lecithin, a harmless dietary supplement, may promote myelination, the disruption of which causes Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease. Lecithin consists of phospholipids and is the main ingredient of myelin. The scientists are hopeful that lecithin may be used to treat and improve CMT disease.
[Credit: Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental Medicine, the University Medical Center in Göttingen, as well as neuroscientists from Leipzig, Würzburg, Heidelberg and Aachen. Source: Medicalxpress.com]
Link to full article: https://medicalxpress.com/…/2018-08-treatment-charcot-marie… (August 9, 2018)