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The VAP Test and HDL Cholesterol

…good cardiovascular nutrition plan to help you reduce weight * Exercise * Eat fewer high-glycemic carbohydrates * Take 1–2 grams of niacin (vitamin B3) daily in divided doses. If your doctor doesn’t automatically offer you a VAP test, this is one worth asking for. Most insurance carriers will cover…

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Health Benefits of Niacin: HDL & Lp(a) Cholesterol

…helping you achieve these goals, I also recommend that you try some targeted nutritional supplements for an extra boost. One of them is niacin (vitamin B3). It’s a fantastic nutrient that can help you increase HDL cholesterol, as well as lower both triglycerides and the dangerous subtype of cholesterol…

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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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Reducing Cholesterol With Statin Drugs

…(lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), and Lescol (fluvastatin). These drugs can be dangerous if taken with high levels of long-acting niacin (vitamin B3). Side effects also include dizziness, headache, extreme fatigue, swelling of the ankles, muscle weakness, and liver toxicity. In both men and women…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…should be at 35 mg/dL and women at 40 mg/dL or more. If Your HDL Cholesterol Is Low, Here's How to Raise It * First and foremost, take niacin (vitamin B3). Niacin is one of the most powerful nutrients available to raise HDL cholesterol. When you take niacin, you’ll likely experience a tingly, pins-and…

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