(Science: biochemistry) member of the water soluble B vitamin group, used in the production of fatty acids, steroids and cholesterol, deficiency is known as pellagra. Has cholesterol-lowering and vasodilating properties. A B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract.A [[vitamin found in dairy products and wholewheat which is used in the creation of an important [[coenzyme used in the body for [[respiration, and is therefore required as part of a stable diet.

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