Mother’s high vitamin B levels may cut eczema risk in babies, shows study | The Indian Express

http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/health/mothers-high-vitamin-b-levels-may-cut-eczema-risk-in-babies-shows-study-3049222/Mother’s high vitamin B levels may cut eczema risk in babies, shows study | The Indian Express Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy may be at a lower risk of developing eczema — inflammation of the skin — researchers have found. The study, from the University of Southampton in Britain, is the first to link maternal serum levels of nicotinamide — a naturally occurring form of vitamin B3 — and related metabolites to the risk of atopic eczema — the most common form of eczema — in the child. The results showed that offspring of mothers with higher levels of nicotinamide had a 30 per cent lower chance of developing atopic eczema at 12 months.

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