The Miracle of Niacin

Agatston, Arthur
May 2009
Prevention;May2009, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p34
The article discusses a University of Washington study that shows the benefits of high doses of niacin when taken with statin drugs in lowering the risk factors for heart attack. When taken with statin drugs, niacin raises HDL cholesterol and lowers triglycerides, enlarges the smallest particles so they are less likely to damage arteries, and brings down levels of lipoprotein(a). The dosage of niacin is higher than the amount one can get from food, and is not helpful unless taken with statins.


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