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Individuals at risk for clot-related diseases may benefit from taking common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins.
MAPLE GROVE, Minn., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicotinic acid (niacin) is the most effective agent available for increasing HDL ("good cholesterol"). Niacin is a type of naturally occurring B vitamin that aids in the function of skin, nerves and digestion.
A tiny gene mutation in human liver cells could one day influence how high or low a dose patients need of about half of the clinically used drugs on the market, new research suggests.
MAPLE GROVE, Minn., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Niacin, or nicotinic acid, when used under the care and monitoring of a healthcare provider, is the most effective agent available for increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good cholesterol (1)." HDL is known as "good cholesterol" because it has protective effects on the heart and blood vessels.
MAPLE GROVE, Minn., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Slo-NiacinÂ®, a nonprescription dietary niacin supplement, features nicotinic acid - the most effective substance available for increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL), "good cholesterol."(1) First used in the 1950s, nicotinic acid is the oldest of today's most commonly used agents used for lowering cholesterol.(2) Slo-NiacinÂ® has been on the market for more than 20 years, selling nearly 10 million bottles to date. "Slo-NiacinÂ® contains...
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Statin therapy should still be used first to reach blood cholesterol levels before considering addition of niacin.
A new study has exposed weaknesses on the part of cholesterol-lowering drugs Zetia and Vytorin.
Ezetimibe makes atorvastatin more efficient in lowering lipids in men and women age 65 and older.
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