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Vitamin B3 Discovery

Posted on August 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Australian scientists have potentially made a huge discovery that is expected to prevent thousands of miscarriages and birth defects. The team at the Victor Chang Institute in Darlinghurst, found that a deficiency in a vital molecule, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), prevents a baby’s organs from developing correctly in the womb.

The study also found that prevention is simple and affordable, by including a common dietary supplement – Vitamin B3 (Niacin).

“We have identified a new cause of birth defects and multiple miscarriages but really importantly have identified a possible prevention and that’s in the form of Niacin, or Vitamin B3,” said Professor Sally Dunwoodie, lead researcher of the study.

If you would like more information on the New England Journal article, please contact our office on 9251 8550, via email at, or speak with Dr Morris at your next appointment.

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