On this episode of the podcast, Penny looks at a recent study published in the NEJM looking at the genetic basis for certain congenital defects and the possible role of niacin (vitamin B3) in their prevention. In particular, how does this paper stack up to the claims in the media, and what does it mean for clinicians?
In other news, there is a new Australian O&G podcast on the block. Check out Conversations in Obstetrics and Gynaecology here.
And, you can catch up with Penny at the RANZCOG ASM in Auckland in October 2017 where she will be presenting a masterclass in Social Media. Come along!
References & Resources
Shi et al. NAD Deficiency, Congenital Malformations, and Niacin Supplementation N Engl J Med 2017; 377:544-552
The press release:
Historic Discover Promises to Prevent Miscarriages and Birth Defects Globally
From The Conversation
From NHS Choices
The response to the responses:
Statement Regarding Pregnancy Discovery
Thanks for the summary Penny! Very helpful 🙂