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Niacin in mothers may reduce infant eczema
Doctors are beginning to think that eczema may start in the womb, with evidence increasing of a direct link to maternal diet. In this study, researchers measured levels of nicotinamide (niacin), a form of vitamin B3, in 497 pregnant women, and then determined chances of their children developing eczema.

While the effects of niacin in mothers’ diets did not appear when doctors tested the babies at six months, by 12 months of age, infants whose moms had higher levels of nicotinamide during pregnancy were less likely to have developed allergic, or atopic eczema compared to infants whose moms had lower nicotinamide levels.


Reference: Clinical & Experimental Allergy; 2016,Vol. 46, No. 10, 1337-43.
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