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www.berkeleywellness.com/supplements/vitamins/article/niacin-and-cholesterol

Nov 30, 2011 ... The main goal of cholesterol treatment is to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Statins do this much better than niacin does. But niacin has the advantage of raising HDL (“good”) cholesterol much more than statins do. It also lowers triglycerides, fats in the blood that can increase the risk of heart disease.

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/niacin/art-20046208

Apr 15, 2017 ... When it's used as a treatment to increase your HDL cholesterol or correct a vitamin deficiency, niacin is sold in higher doses that are prescribed by your doctor. Prescription-strength niacin includes such drugs as Niacor and Niaspan. Niacin is also available as an over-the-counter supplement. Supplements ...

www.peoplespharmacy.com/2014/07/17/do-niacin-side-effects-outweigh-the-benefits-of-lower-ldl-higher-hdl-cholesterol

Jul 17, 2014 ... For decades doctors have been telling patients to get their “bad” LDL cholesterol levels down and to boost their “good” HDL cholesterol. Cardiologists have been prescribing niacin to do both for more than 50 years. Niacin lowers LDL cholesterol levels anywhere from 15 to 40 percent, raises good HDL ...

www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/nicotinic-acid-for-high-cholesterol

Nicotinic acid is a B vitamin that is available without a prescription as a vitamin supplement (niacin). The nicotinic acid form of niacin lowers cholesterol, but other forms of niacin do not. These other forms that do not lower cholesterol include nicotinamide and inositol nicotinate (also called no-flush niacin). Ask your doctor ...

www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/features/cholesterol-control-alternatives

"People want some kind of magic powder to sprinkle on their food to lower cholesterol, but the best alternative treatment is weight loss and eating better, exercise, and quitting smoking, which will give you the best results and may allow a person to avoid medications entirely," says Alice H. Lichtenstein, MD, professor of ...

medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/924.html

High cholesterol. Some niacin products are FDA-approved prescription products for treating high cholesterol. These prescription niacin products typically come in high strengths of 500 mg or higher. Dietary supplement forms of niacin usually come in strengths of 250 mg or less. Since very high doses of niacin are required  ...

www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2007/3/atd/Page-01

In fact, niacin is the closest thing we have available to a perfect treatment that corrects most of the causes of coronary heart disease. ... Q: I recently had a cholesterol profile blood test and learned that I may be at risk of heart disease because my levels of beneficial HDL (high-density lipoprotein) are too low. I read that niacin ...

www.nbcnews.com/health/heart-health/niacin-may-be-too-risky-heart-drug-reports-find-n157676

Jul 16, 2014 ... And several studies have shown that it can lower “bad” cholesterol and raise “ good” cholesterol. But two reports published Wednesday show niacin may cause some severe side effects, and in the end it doesn't seem to reduce rates of stroke, heart attack or chest pain. Cardiologists have been shying away ...

www.healthcentral.com/article/niacin-myths-and-facts

Dec 17, 2007 ... For a simple, available treatment that can dramatically reduce risk for heart attack , niacin has suf...