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Vitamin B3 supplementation protects against glaucoma in mice
February 24 2017.An article appearing on February 17, 2017 in Science revealed a protective effect for niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, in mice genetically predisposed to develop glaucoma, a neurodegenerative disease characterized by increased pressure inside the eye and loss of retinal ganglion cells.
Jackson Laboratory Professor Simon W. M. John and colleagues observed that retinal levels of the compound nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) decline with age, which increases the susceptibility of aging neurons to insults. The decrease in NAD+ affects the reliability of neurons' energy metabolism, particularly in stressful conditions.
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