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Is Niacin Effective and Safe? Here’s My Take

…have seen, a new report published in The New England Journal of Medicine has brought into question the effectiveness and safety of niacin—vitamin B3 that’s often used to control cholesterol problems. The primary benefits of niacin are reducing LDL cholesterol, raising HDL cholesterol, and reducing…

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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

…What Do the Cholesterol Tests Tell You? If the cholesterol tests reveal that you have a lot of small, dense particles I suggest taking niacin (vitamin B3), which research shows helps to neutralize the toxic particles. Because niacin can cause flushing, I recommend starting with a low dose of 100 mg, and…

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