Stated in an article by Sky News, “Scientists say the discovery that vitamin B3 can cure molecular deficiencies will transform the way pregnant women are cared for”

A new breakthrough has been made and has been described as “one of the most significant discoveries in pregnancy research.” Vitamins B3, also known as niacin, has been proven to be able to cure molecular deficiencies that cause embryos and babies organs to develop incorrectly in the womb. This vitamin can be found in meat and vegetables.


The results emerged from an investigation by a team of scientists, into why some women suffer multiple miscarriages. Tests were carried out on pregnant mice and it was found that where vitamin B3 was introduced into the diet, the mice were completely prevented from both miscarriages and birth defects.

Professor Sally Dunwoodie, a biomedical researcher at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney, said:

“The ramifications are likely to be huge. – This has the potential to significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects around the world, and I do not use these words lightly.”

The team of scientists said their next step is to identify which women are most at risk of being pregnant with a baby with a birth defect, and then to ensure they have sufficient vitamin B3.

Professor Robert Graham said:

 “We believe that this breakthrough will be one of Australia’s greatest medical discoveries. It’s extremely rare to discover the problem and provide a preventive solution at the same time. It’s actually a double breakthrough.”

The Shocking Reality

  • 1 in 5 pregnant women suffers from a miscarriage.
  • An estimated, 7.9 million babies worldwide are born with a serious birth defect every year.
  • 3.3 million children aged under five die from a serious birth defect every year.