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CHAPTER 10 Niacinamide : A Topical Vitamin with Wide-Ranging Skin Appearance Benefits

  title={CHAPTER 10 Niacinamide : A Topical Vitamin with Wide-Ranging Skin Appearance Benefits},
  author={Diane S. Berson and Rosemarie Osborne and John E. Oblong and Tomohiro Hakozaki and Mary Beth Johnson and Donald Lynn Bissett},
Niacinamide is vitamin B3, an essential nutrient. In the body, it is converted to the co-factors NADH and NADPH that are involved in many biochemical reactions. Dietary deficiency of this water-soluble member of the vitamin B family causes pellagra, a disease which includes dermatitis and red lesions. Pellagra caused thousands of deaths in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century, until simple dietary supplementation with this absorbable vitamin was found to cure the… 

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