Duchenne is the most common and the most severe form of muscular dystrophy that effects one out of every 3500 children. People with muscular dystrophy suffer from a deficiency is the protein dystrophin, which connects parts of muscle cells. Nicotinamide Riboside is a vitamin that could relieve some of the pain from this disorder. Successfully tested on animals, this vitamin is showing promising results in the medical community.
- Duchenne is the most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy. Because of this genetic disease, one out of every 3,500 children spends their 12th birthday in a wheelchair.
- This disorder progressively leads to general paralysis, and most patients die of respiratory failure.
- The disease is caused by a genetic mutation that prevents a protein required to keep muscle cells intact from being produced.
“Patients suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy are unable to produce dystrophin.”