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Niacin
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol Vaccine?
I saw this headline not long ago and it made my jaw drop. “Daily statin use to lower cholesterol may soon be a thing of the past.” I thought maybe — finally — the war on cholesterol was coming to an end. It wasn’t. Instead, it turns out Big Pharma is doubling down on cholesterol drugs. They’ve found a new multi-billion dollar scam. Let me explain… Statins have been blockbusters for the drug companies. Worldwide sales hit $34 billion in one year. But most of these drugs have come to the end of their patents. Profits are starting to dip. Big Pharma needs another patent to replace...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Statins vs. Niacin
Title: Statins vs. NiacinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - October 6, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Stop Your Body Attacking Itself
Modern medicine has no cure for autoimmune diseases — and, sadly, most doctors don’t understand them. I’m talking about disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis (MS) and more. In all, there are about 80 autoimmune diseases affecting organs throughout the body. They occur when your own immune system becomes overactive and attacks your body instead of diseases and foreign invaders. The standard mainstream treatment for most autoimmune disorders relies on Big Pharma drugs that cover up symptoms or suppress your immun...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Pfizer to FDA: Ban side effect warnings  
Big Pharma won’t be satisfied until every American adult — and even some kids — are taking one of their dangerous statin drugs. And they’ve resorted to desperate measures to achieve that goal. Here’s what’s going on… As you probably know, one of the most common side effects of taking statins is muscle pain. I see this all the time at my clinic when new patients come to see me. And if you or someone you know takes these drugs, you’ve probably seen it, too… But a new study claims that people only get statin side effects like muscle pain if they know they’re taking...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Overdosing on THIS vitamin could cause deadly brain bleeding
SUPPLEMENTING with vitamin B3 - also known as niacin - could help ward off Alzheimer ’s disease and help digestion, but taking too much could harm the liver and cause brain bleeding. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If you have cracked lips and brittle nails, you may be severely deficient in this almost miraculous vitamin
(Natural News) There is another supervitamin that slips by even the most health-conscious of people, vitamin B complex. According to Rob Hobson, registered nutritionist and head of nutrition at Britain-based health supplement supplier Healthspan, they comprise of the following: thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6),... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
Conclusion This early-stage laboratory research has pinpointed two potential genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects. As well as identifying a problem, the researchers also managed to find a solution: the effect of these genes can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. But treating a very specific and uncommon cause of birth defects in mice is certainly not a sure-fire solution to "significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects around the world". We need future research to see if the same effect would happen in humans. Also, three of the four children inc...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Niacin could reduce miscarriages and birth defects  
Researchers from yhe Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in New South Wales, Australia, found vitamin B3 corrects a deficiency in mice, leading to them all having healthy offspring. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simcor (Simvastatin Niacin Extended Release) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How To Choose The Safest, Healthiest And Most Sustainable Seafood
By Kristin Canning Your healthy seafood guide Picking out fish should be a simple enough task, right? Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as grabbing a fresh-looking cut or some frozen shrimp and never giving it a second thought. These days we wonder: Does it have mercury? How much? What is its country of origin? Is it being overfished? And a new concern: Am I even getting the right fish? Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Loyola Marymount University recently performed DNA tests on sushi from 26 Los Angeles restaurants and found that 47 percent of it was mislabeled. Yellowfin tuna ended up...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niacin overdose: What are the symptoms?
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niacin can boost 'good' cholesterol
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advicor (Niacin XR and Lovastatin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 30, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study paints clearer picture of'NASTy' side effects from well-known heart drug
The uncomfortable and embarrassing facial side effects many patients experience from the drug niacin, which is prescribed to prevent heart disease, typically lead to a high number of patients abandoning the therapy. For decades, researchers looking to alleviate the effects surmised that the greater the redness or warmth, the worse the experience for the patient. However, surprising new research results tell a different story: it is how fast the side effects appear immediately after taking the drug. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

People with forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet, research suggests
People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting the amount of niacin in their diet, according to new research from the University of Leicester. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

People with forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet, research suggests
A new study is strengthening the therapeutic potential for dietary interventions in Parkinson's disease, suggesting that these patients may benefit from a boost in niacin, which is found in some nuts and meat. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

People with early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet
(University of Leicester) A University of Leicester research team leads a new study strengthening therapeutic potential for dietary interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

‘ Magic Mushrooms ’ Psychedelic Drug May Ease Anxiety, Depression
NEW YORK (AP) — The psychedelic drug in “magic mushrooms” can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show. It worked for Dinah Bazer, who endured a terrifying hallucination that rid her of the fear that her ovarian cancer would return. And for Estalyn Walcoff, who says the drug experience led her to begin a comforting spiritual journey. ‘VERY IMPRESSIVE RESULTS’ The work released Thursday is preliminary and experts say more definitive research must be done on the effects of the substance, called psiloc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Magic Mushrooms Psilocybin Mushrooms Source Type: news

More Bad News on Niacin; Mixed Results on Risks in Obesity; Lipids vs. Valves
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 15, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Craft Beer Isn't As Healthy As It Sounds, But There's Still Some Good News
Craft beer often features funky labels, quirky descriptions and creative ingredients. But while it might look healthier than mass-produced brews, the real way to select the healthiest option is by taking stock of what’s inside the can. Some alcohol manufacturers voluntarily provide nutrition facts on their labeling, though the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau doesn’t require it, which can make it difficult to compare beers’ nutritional value (or lack thereof).  But first things first. The Brewers Association defines American craft beer as produced by an independently owned brewery i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Amazing Super Foods You Need to Know About
We keep reading about how important superfoods are to include in your diet. What exactly are superfoods? There is no scientific definition of a superfood but the term usually refers to foods containing high levels of vitamins and minerals that offer many health benefits such as boosting your immune system and natural weight-loss (1)(2). By consuming these superfoods on a regular basis, you are feeding your body large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, probiotics, and high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Superfoods also contain few calories, are low in sugar and salt plus have lots of soluble fiber and health-boostin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pressed coffee is going mainstream — but should you drink it?
The coffee aficionados in my life seem a little smug these days. They feel vindicated now that the brew they’ve long touted as superior — European pressed coffee — has finally gained mainstream acceptance. No longer the domain of trendy coffee houses and upscale restaurants, pressed coffee is now fashionable in the United States and can be found in many places where coffee is sold. And the device to make this kind of coffee — known as a French press — has begun popping up on all kinds of store shelves, from tony boutiques to big-box chains. But this hot trend has a cold hard fact you should kn...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heidi Godman Tags: Health Healthy Eating Prevention pressed coffee Source Type: news

Nutrient Supplements in the Land of the Law of Unintended Consequences
In principle, the law that constrains the marketing of nutrient supplements in the U.S. is "DSHEA," or, the Dietary Supplement Health And Education Act (of 1994). In practice, the law of unintended consequences may exert an even greater influence. I write this in the immediate aftermath of a meeting with an innovative nutrient supplement company for which I serve as a scientific advisor. My role involves reviewing research evidence, participating directly in new product formulations, and advising on needed research. The role, and the results of the collaboration, are quite rewarding -- and have produced at least...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apr 22 Cardiology NewsApr 22 Cardiology News
The FDA’s decision on niacin and fenofibric acid, inappropriate carotid screening, same day discharge PCI, gender differences in testing for CAD, and obesity in adolescents are reviewed this week. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 22, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CardioBrief: FDA Ends Niacin, Fibrate Combos With Statins
(MedPage Today) -- "In the absence of benefits, there remain only harms" (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 18, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA: No More Niacin Combos
(MedPage Today) -- Agency pulls plug on niacin plus statin and niacin fenofibric acid (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 16, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

FDA: No More Niacin or Fibrate Combos
(MedPage Today) -- Agency pulls plug on niacin and fibrate combos (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 15, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

FDA Pulls Approval of Niacin, Fibrate in Combo with StatinsFDA Pulls Approval of Niacin, Fibrate in Combo with Statins
The agency is withdrawing approvals of two drugs for combining with statins in treating dyslipidemia; they are already seldom used with statins following trials years ago failing to show much benefit. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 15, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Why I Eat Red Meat
So many of us have omitted or cut down on our consumption of red meat due to negative reports in the press. However, I believe that unprocessed, grass-fed beef has its place in a healthy diet. Besides the fact that nothing is better than a juicy hamburger on the grill in the summer, the high levels of nutrients it provides can make it a healthy choice. Here are some of the stand-out nutrients you might be missing: Iron Iron is an essential nutrient involved in many different metabolic functions. It is especially important in early childhood cognitive development, energy metabolism and the immune system. One of its most cr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat These 5 Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened
You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do? While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten ingestion. Here are 5 foods to add to your diet to help your body recover faster. 1 - Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are tiny antioxidant powerhouses. In fact, research shows blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat These Five Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened
You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do? While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten ingestion. Here are 5 foods to add to your diet to help your body recover faster. 1 - Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are tiny antioxidant powerhouses. In fact, research shows blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A promising new treatment for high triglycerides
When you think about fat circulating in the bloodstream, you might immediately think of cholesterol. But there’s another type of fat you shouldn’t ignore: triglycerides. As with cholesterol, high triglycerides can also increase the risk of having a heart attack. Existing drugs for lowering triglycerides aren’t that good at reducing heart attack risk. That’s why a report on a new way to lower triglycerides, published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine, is generating some excitement among cardiologists. What are triglycerides? Triglycerides are a type of fat that circulates in the bloods...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gregory Curfman, MD Tags: Heart Health high triglycerides Source Type: news

Supplements That Save Lives And Bucks
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you about the high cost of medical care these days. The fact is that as costs continue to skyrocket, more and more Americans are driven into bankruptcy, because they cannot pay their medical bills. Too often, they even lose their homes. You may have even lost a neighbor to this disturbing trend. It may have even happened to you – although, I certainly hope not. That’s one reason I have always dedicated myself to keeping my patients out of hospitals – which often see patients as cash cows, instead of human beings. And a cornerstone of this philosophy has been based...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition supplements vitamins Source Type: news

The Truth About Gluten
Health crazes and diet trends may come and go, but every so often there are advances in the nutrition and medical field that are true game changers. For decades, individuals diagnosed with celiac disease were simply characterized with ghastly gastrointestinal problems, but with further research, this multisystemic autoimmune disorder is now known to be caused by permanent intolerance to gluten, predominantly found in genetically-susceptible individuals. Gluten is the main storage protein of wheat, rye and barley. While gluten is mainly found in foods, shockingly it is even an ingredient in everyday products such as medicin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol: I Told You So!
Big Brother has finally come around to what I’ve been telling my patients for almost 30 years – stop worrying about cholesterol in your diet! The influential Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the nation’s top nutrition panel, has now admitted they were WRONG about cholesterol. And they have now proclaimed this former dietary evil as no longer a “nutrient of concern.”1 They were slow – and, of course, wrong for decades – but at least they got there in the end. That means eggs are back on the menu for millions of Americans – yolk and all – although my patients have b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Heart Health Nutrition cholesterol diet heart disease Source Type: news

Is Niacin Done?Is Niacin Done?
The latest research seems to settle any question of a role for niacin in the management of hyperlipidemia. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 18, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Surprising Result Shows Kidney, Mortality Benefits of NiacinSurprising Result Shows Kidney, Mortality Benefits of Niacin
A large observational study, in contrast to two randomized controlled trials, shows that niacin administration reduces all-cause mortality and declines in kidney function. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

HDL-Raising Drugs Probably Won't Work, But This Might
A new study offers important new insights into the protective role of HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) against cardiovascular disease. Earlier studies with drugs that increase HDL levels, including niacin and CETP inhibitors, have not shown benefit. The new study suggests that simply increasing HDL levels isn't the way to go. Instead, cholesterol efflux, the ability of HDL to remove cholesterol from cells, part of the process called reverse cholesterol transport, appears to be the key. The results were presented today by Anand Rohatgi at the American Heart Association meeting in C...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 18, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Larry Husten Source Type: news

Niacin With Statins? No Dice.Niacin With Statins? No Dice.
Wilbert Aronow comments on the trial that slammed the door on niacin for lipid-lowering. Faculty of 1000 (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Niacin can boost 'good' cholesterol
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HDL-Raising Drugs: No Value in the Statin Era?HDL-Raising Drugs: No Value in the Statin Era?
In the era of widespread statin use, investigators say studies testing fibrates, niacin, and CETP inhibitors do not support raising HDL pharmacologically to reduce clinical outcomes. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 24, 2014 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Niacin, Heart Disease And The Fallacy That All Older Drugs Are Safe And Effective
The bottom line is that no drug is perfect; all have side-effects. There is no guarantee that either the age or newness of a drug will confer better safety or efficacy. One thing you can be certain of, however, is that drugs approved today have been studied in greater depth than ever before. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 24, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina Source Type: news

Five Lessons From the Niacin FailureFive Lessons From the Niacin Failure
Dr Mandrola laments the failure of yet another surrogate marker. What should cardiologists learn from negative trials like this? theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 21, 2014 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Stressed women gain more pounds
Five studies you may have missed: niacin and your heart, stressed women get fat, a better HPV test, and why sitting may not be so bad if you do this. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include stroke and risk, pill color and compliance, telecare for pain management, and niacin for prevention of heart disease. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 18, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Stress = fat and fitter sitting, in 5 studies you may have missed
Five studies you may have missed: niacin and your heart, stressed women get fat, a better HPV test, and why sitting may not be so bad if you do this. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPS2-THRIVE: Game (Mostly) Over for Niacin (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Publication of landmark trial results affirmed no benefit and worrisome adverse events from adding extended-release niacin to statin therapy, but many physicians weren't ready to concede failure of the purported HDL mechanism. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 18, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart drug niacin may pose serious health risks
Research has found a troubling rise in deaths among people who use popular drug to manage cholesterol (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: The B.O. Talk, No Love for Niacin
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 17, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news