Sentence Examples

  • Extreme niacin deficiency results in a condition called pellagra, one of the negative side effects.
  • Pellagra causes skin lesions that appear to be leprosy, sensitivity to light, aggression, insomnia, weakness, mental confusion, paralysis of limbs, diarrhea and eventually dementia.
  • Pellagra was common in the past when poverty led to malnutrition or where corn was a main staple and was prepared and stored in such a way that niacin was depleted from food.
  • Niacin supplementation prevents pellagra, a disease that occurs in people who rely heavily on corn as the main source of food and who do not eat much meat or milk.
  • Niacin deficiency results in pellagra, which involves skin rashes and scabs, diarrhea, and mental depression.