Friday, July 18, 2014

Effects of Extended-Release Niacin with Laropiprant in High-Risk Patients — NEJM

Another major study shows that supplemental niacin (vitamin B3) promotes poorer outcomes in those who have CVD, despite lowering LDL ('bad cholesterol') and raising HDL ('good cholesterol') concentrations.  If you have family members taking niacin for cardiovascular benefits, I would advise them to stop, particularly if the person also has blood sugar problems.

Another study showing similar results is here: http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d3400

The recommended amount of niacin to consume each day for healthy adults is 14mg for women and 16mg for men.  Many multivitamin supplements exceed this number several-fold.  See the link below for good food sources of niacin:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6qfyK7joFMpejdaeGU1YWpOdTA/edit?usp=sharing

Effects of Extended-Release Niacin with Laropiprant in High-Risk Patients — NEJM

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