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Vitamin B3 In Milk Yields Remarkable Health Benefits
2012-06-15 04:47:44

Weill Cornell researchers show tiny vitamin in milk, in high doses, makes mice leaner, faster and stronger A novel form of vitamin B3 found in milk in small quantities produces remarkable health benefits in mice when high doses are administered, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Polytechnic School in Lausanne, Switzerland. The findings, recently reported in the June 2012 issue of the journal, Cell Metabolism, reveal that high...

2012-04-09 09:39:40

Niacin, or vitamin B3, is the one approved drug that elevates "good" cholesterol (high density lipoprotein, HDL) while depressing "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoprotein , LDL), and has thereby attracted much attention from patients and physicians. Niacin keeps fat from breaking down, and so obstructs the availability of LDL building blocks. Patients often stop taking niacin because it causes uncomfortable facial flushing, an effect caused by the release of a fat called prostaglandin or...

Diabetes, Memory Loss Warnings Added to Cholesterol Medications
2012-02-29 06:16:38

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that they would be adding memory loss and diabetes warnings to the labels of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. According to Reuters reporters Bill Berkrot and Ransdell Pierson, the label changes come after the agency learned of studies in which taking statins could lead to a small increased risk of cognitive issues such as memory loss or confusion, as well as a slight spike in blood sugar levels and the risk of...

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. --...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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