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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...

2012-02-16 06:50:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- February is heart-health month, yet one month seems inadequate, considering how prevalent cardiovascular disease is in this country. Heart disease is still the number one killer of adults, causing more than 900,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone. That is why Basic Organics is glad to announce the launch of their new heart supplement, Cardia 7(TM). Image:http://www.ereleases.com/pic/2012-Cardia7.jpg Dubbed "The Heartier Omega," Cardia 7...

2011-12-08 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Among the forms of dietary supplement niacin, including "flush-free" niacin, only nicotinic acid, the key ingredient in Slo-Niacin(®), is clinically proven to support good cholesterol (HDL). Slo-Niacin(®) helps maintain good cholesterol within the healthy range. Many of those "flush-free" and "laboratory tested" niacin supplements calling out to you from the nutrition aisle contain niacin in the form of...

2011-12-05 08:55:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drs. Myron and Elaine Jacobson, Principal Scientists for NIA 24(®) and biochemists at the University of Arizona, were recognized at the 2011 Cosmetic Surgery Forum with the "Innovator in Dermatology" award which honors leaders in the field who have made a significant contribution to the dermatology world. Drs. Myron and Elaine Jacobson, a husband and wife team, have dedicated their professional careers to researching...

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. --...

2011-11-15 07:18:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Final results were presented today from the AIM-HIGH study, a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) study. The study was designed to test whether raising HDL "good" cholesterol by adding Niaspan to simvastatin would provide an additional 25 percent reduction in cardiovascular outcomes in patients with established cardiovascular disease and well-controlled LDL "bad" cholesterol levels. The study was stopped early following an interim...

2011-10-21 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An array of dietary supplement niacins line the shelves of pharmacy retailers in three forms: immediate-release, controlled-release, and "flush-free." Leading cardiologist, Dr. Carl Lavie, medical director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA, stresses the importance of knowing that not all dietary supplement niacins are the same. Among the forms of dietary supplement niacin,...

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...