Latest Niacin Stories

2011-11-15 19:36:38

At an 8 a.m. EST press conference today at the American Heart Association meeting, UB professor of medicine William E. Boden, MD, discusses the AIM-HIGH clinical trial, which found that niacin provides no incremental benefit to patients with atherosclerotic heart disease, whose levels of LDL cholesterol and non-HDL (which contributes to plaque in the arteries) were very well-controlled. -- The study results are applicable only to this narrowly defined patient population, Boden notes. --...

2011-10-07 12:17:43

Kaiser Permanente study also finds heart attack and stroke risk increase when 'good' cholesterol levels go down 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...

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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