Facts About Niacin
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Turner, R. Elaine, and Wendy J. Dahl. 2013. “Facts About Niacin: FCS8669/FY212, 11/2012”. EDIS 2013 (2). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fy212-2012.


Niacin is one of the B vitamins (vitamin B3). Our bodies need niacin to use the energy in carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Niacin also is needed for DNA repair and for the normal use of calcium in the body. This 2-page fact sheet was written by R. Elaine Turner and Wendy J. Dahl and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, November 2012. 


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Food and Nutrition Board. 1998. Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, pp. 123–49.

Gropper, S. and Smith, J. 2008. Advanced nutrition and human metabolism (5th ed). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.

US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2009. "USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22." Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl.

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