Latest Niacin receptor 1 Stories

2009-04-08 08:34:13

Niacin is known to help lower levels of "bad" cholesterol and raise levels of "good" cholesterol, and it gets the job down at a significantly lower cost than other cholesterol lowering medications on the market today. Unfortunately, the drug, also known as nicotinic acid, is rarely used anymore due to a troublesome side effect. Specifically, it can cause unwanted flushing of the skin that leads to a burning sensation and itching. Researchers from Duke University Medical Center are working on...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.