vitamin B3

When those two little red lines pop up on a pregnancy test, it does not take long for most mothers to shift into full ‘operation healthy pregnancy’ mode. The standard list of things to do to shift the odds in your favor of having a healthy baby have not changed much over the decades and it's rare that a new recommendation gets added. However, a new study may do just that - adding take vitamin B3 (also called niacin) to the list. 

It is rare that an entire story gets neatly wrapped up in one paper, but that is the case with this new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The study uncovers the link between defects in the biochemical pathway that is responsible for making the essential biomolecule nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and the cause of certain...

For the average person, dietary supplements are a waste of time and money. Assuming a person makes an effort toward maintaining a somewhat balanced diet, nutrients are provided in sufficient quantities from everyday food. Only people who have a metabolic deficiency or are at risk of developing a specific disease should supplement their diets with particular minerals or vitamins.

Still, many people take multivitamins "just to be safe." That may not be a good idea, as some research has suggested that taking supplements unnecessarily may lead to adverse health outcomes. Now, a new paper suggests that people who consume too much vitamin B3 (niacin) might be at higher risk of developing eczema.

Because a previous study showed that niacin supplements reduced water loss through...