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Question by  prahlad40 (74)

What is the cause of a niacin deficiency?

I have been notified that my niacin levels are too low.


Answer by  sapphire51 (1048)

It could be that your diet does not contain enough niacin enriched foods. If that is the case, then you need to include more niacin in your diet. If that is not the case, then maybe you should ask your doctor to perform tests to find out what is wrong.


Answer by  linsm (898)

Niacin deficiency is ofen a lack of Vitamin B3 or Vitamin P which is usually caused by a deficient diet. A physician should be sought out to recommend proper treatment.


Answer by  cafish (2035)

When the body loses the ability to absorb nutrients, this deficiency can occur. There can be severe complications from this. Foods with niacin are sweet potatoes, carrots, peanuts, and salmon.


Answer by  ladyhaly (40)

Niacin deficiency is caused by deficient or inadequate intake or absorption or niacin (nicotinic acid) or its amide (niacinamide, nicotinamide). It is commonly associated with restricted or limited diets in which single cereal grain, especially corn, is consumed without adequate consumption of wheat, eggs, beef, poulty, or other niacin- or tryptophan-rich foods. Condition also found in chronic alcoholism.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

Niacin deficiency is caused due to chronic lack of vitamin B3 (niacin) in diet. Due to malnutrition or malabsorbtion niacin deficiency can occure. If the intake of animal protien is very low then it leads to niacin deficiency. Lack or low amount of amino acid, which helps to synthesize niacin can lead to niacin deficiency.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

Alcohol abuse is one of the causes of niacin deficiency. If you have a malignancy or cirrhosis of the liver you will become deficient in niacin. Many women who are pregnant and breast feeding need extra niacin. People who are under stress or are training for a sport can become deficient.

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