There Might Be a New Way to Prevent Birth Defects & Miscarriages

There are so many different causes of miscarriages, that sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint the exact cause. But with our high end generation, there might be a way to prevent it as early as possible.

A study has revealed a new prevention tool for miscarriages and birth defects: a vitamin. Scientists are thrilled to discover two outcomes from one study at the Victor Chang Institute in Sydney. The “double breakthrough” found that taking vitamin B3 while pregnant can prevent miscarriages and birth defects.

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“It’s rare that you find a cause and a prevention in the same study. And the prevention is so simple, it’s a vitamin,” said Professor Sally Dunwoodie to BBC.

Approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, and 7.9 million babies are born with a birth defect worldwide.

Vitamin B3, or niacin, is a water-soluble vitamin that can be found in meat, tuna fish, seeds, mushrooms and various other common foods. In addition to pregnancy benefits, vitamin B3 aids in other common health problems. The vitamin is important for the cardiovascular system and metabolism. It balances blood cholesterol and brain functions.

Read more: http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/1135987/b3-preventing-birth-defects-miscarriages

 

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