Vitamin B3 can help prevent some miscarriages and birth defects. This was found out in a study. Vitamin B3 is found in meat as well as veggies. The vitamin has been shown to prevent one particular cause of genetic birth defects. Birth defects and miscarriage are global issues. It affects up to 6 percent babies and 20 percent of pregnancies too. A prevention could help the millions of people that are affected by it in the world.
- Introducing Vitamin B3 into pregnant mice led to healthy offspring when previously there were miscarriages and birth defects.
- The study is somewhat controversial with some scientists believing more Vitamin B3 might help and others believing it may neither be safe nor effective
- More study and research on humans is needed to concretely decide if introducing more Vitamin B3 will be helpful.
“Overall, birth defects and miscarriage are global problems, affecting up to 6% of babies and up to 20% of known pregnancies. A possible prevention, then, could help millions worldwide.”