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Pellagra: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Pellagra is a condition caused by a deficiency of niacin, a B vitamin. It is called systemic disease, meaning it can affect your entire body. It is characterised by a set of symptoms known as the “3 Ds”: dermatitis, diarrhea and dementia. Without enough niacin, people develop a deficiency of tryptophan, another amino acid. Tryptophan […]

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A Layman’s Guide to Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is an essential nutrient that is found in many foods. It is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that it dissolves in water and is not stored in the body. Vitamin B3 plays an important role in many bodily functions, including energy production, hormone regulation and cell growth. It has also […]

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