Niacin And Statins

Can Lowering LDL Cholesterol Really Reduce Cardiac Events?

…play—including blood thinning, which statins do very impressively. In fact, if you withdraw statins from this high risk population, deaths are three times higher. But there’s no evidence that the combination drug Vytorin was any more protective than a statin taken alone. Finally, the researchers were…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…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-needles, sometimes hot, flushing of the skin…

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Lp(a) and Risk Factors of Heart Disease

…stronger predictors for the development of premature heart disease in men. JAMA reported a study of 2,191 men confirming this. Statin Drugs Will Not Reduce Lp(a) Cholesterol Statins, drugs commonly prescribed to help you keep good cholesterol levels, are not effective for lowering Lp(a) cholesterol levels…

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Natural Solutions for a Healthy Cholesterol Level

…cholesterol levels are statin medications like Zocor (simvastatin), Lipitor (avorastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), and Lescol (fluvastatin). These drugs can be dangerous if taken with high levels of long-acting niacin (vitamin B3). Side effects of statin medications also include…

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Supplement and Medication Interactions to Avoid

…skin rash. 7 Medication Interactions You Should Avoid * Never take long-acting niacin if you take statin-like drugs. A combination of the two could cause excessive metabolic stress to the liver. Remember, long-acting niacin in gram doses acts like a drug. Small doses of short-acting preparations are fine…

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

…5:1. (Learn more about this ratio in my new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease—and the Statin-Free Plan That Will, available at Amazon and other book retailers.) If your HDL/triglyceride blood lipids ratio is high, how can you lower it? One…

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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

…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 gradually increasing the dose…

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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…the wrong cholesterol numbers. If your cholesterol is over 220 mg/dl, they get worried—if it’s over 300 mg/dl they panic. Then, they put you on statin drugs to bring down the “bad” LDL cholesterol numbers and to help raise the “good” HDL cholesterol numbers. Know What Your Cholesterol Numbers…

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