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2011-10-07 11:02:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing levels of high-density lipoproteins, better known as HDL or "good" cholesterol, reduced the risk for heart attack and stroke among patients with diabetes. That's according to a new study appearing online today in The American Journal of Cardiology. The observational study, one of the largest of its kind, examined the medical records of more than 30,000 patients with diabetes and also found that patients whose HDL levels decreased...

2011-09-01 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- People seeking support for healthy good cholesterol from a "flush-free" niacin supplement, prepare to be disappointed - and to make a return trip to your local pharmacy. According to leading cardiologist, Dr. Carl Lavie, medical director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA, "flush-free" niacin may not cause flushing, but it has not been clinically proven to support good...

2011-07-13 07:40:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCBB.:CDXC) today announced that Cornell University has granted the natural products company ChromaDex exclusive worldwide rights to a novel manufacturing process for nicotinamide riboside (NR). "Despite its potential to deliver significant health benefits, nicotinamide riboside, or NR, is currently not available to the market as a dietary ingredient," said Frank L. Jaksch, Jr., CEO of ChromaDex. "The technology we have...

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2011-05-27 08:25:00

U.S. government researchers said on Thursday that giving a high dose of niacin to people with heart disease who are already taking a cholesterol-lowering statin does nothing more to prevent heart attacks and strokes. The findings challenge the notion that raising high-density lipoprotein (HDL) can further reduce heart risks in people who already have their low-density lipoprotein (LDL) under control. Patients in the study who had a history of heart disease were treated with Abbott...

2011-05-26 10:01:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today disclosed results from an interim analysis of the AIM-HIGH clinical trial. AIM-HIGH was designed to test whether raising HDL and lowering triglycerides in a patient population with established cardiovascular disease and very well controlled LDL levels could produce an additional 25 percent benefit on cardiovascular outcomes. The...

2011-03-21 20:31:00

BOSTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arisaph Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held drug discovery biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company's recently submitted Investigational New Drug (IND) application to evaluate ARI-3037MO in a phase I human clinical trial in healthy volunteers. ARI-3037MO, a proprietary new chemical entity, is a once-daily, niacin analog being developed for the treatment of...

2011-03-21 20:00:00

BOSTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arisaph Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held drug discovery biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company's recently submitted Investigational New Drug (IND) application to evaluate ARI-3037MO in a phase I human clinical trial in healthy volunteers. ARI-3037MO, a proprietary new chemical entity, is a once-daily, niacin analog being developed for the treatment of...

2010-12-03 19:43:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released new dietary recommendations for calcium and vitamin D intakes, known as Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), used broadly by health professionals and policy makers to guide consumers' dietary patterns. Citing a strong body of new scientific evidence, the IOM based their recommendations on bone health outcomes, confirming the importance of vitamin D and calcium in promoting bone growth and maintenance...

2010-12-01 08:05:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Vitamin D Council: After 13 years of silence, the quasi governmental agency, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Food and Nutrition Board (FNB), yesterday recommended that a three - pound premature infant can take virtually the same amount of vitamin D as a 300 pound pregnant woman. While that 400 IU/day dose is close to adequate for infants, 600 IU/day in pregnant women will do nothing...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- People who are searching for a niacin dietary supplement to support heart health with less potential for flushing can turn to Slo-Niacin®. Trusted by healthcare professionals for more than 20 years, Slo-Niacin® is a niacin supplement that has been shown in clinical studies to boost "good" cholesterol (HDL). "Slo-Niacin® features a unique patented polygel® system that...