Niacin Intake of a Cross-Section of the Nigerian Populace

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  • Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Food Technology Programme, National Agricultural Extension and Res Liasion Services, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Abstract

The nutritional essentiality of niacin has been established and available evidences show that niacin exert an important metabolic function in intermediary metabolism as a constituent of two coenzymes, NAD+ and NADP+. These coenzymes are involved in oxido-reduction reactions essential for cellular respiration and oxidative phosphorylation. Poor intake of niacin have been reported to result into the metabolic disorder called pellagra. Pellagra, which is also associated with tryptophan deficiency can manifest in psychosis with delusions and hallucinations if it is untreated. It is evident that the requirement of niacin (vitamin B3) is related, to caloric intake.

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Published

1994-07-01

How to Cite

Mac-Inegite, J. O., Obagaiye, O. K., & Owolabi, O. A. (1994). Niacin Intake of a Cross-Section of the Nigerian Populace. The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, 31(7), 205–210. Retrieved from https://informaticsjournals.com/index.php/ijnd/article/view/8022

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