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What is NIACIN and what deficiency does it cause?

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What is NIACIN and what deficiency does it cause?
posted Apr 15, 2016 by Chandan Kumar Pandey

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Pellagra is a vitamin B3 deficiency disease. This disease is caused by a severe and prolonged deficiency of vitamin B3. Pellagra is characterized by bilateral dermatitis, dementia, and diarrhea. A prolonged and severe niacin deficiency may cause depression and neurasthenia (weakening of muscles).

answer Mar 17, 2017 by Shivaranjini
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