What to Know if Your Doctor Put You on Statins to Lower Cholesterol
High cholesterol is a prime example of having too much of a good thing. Our bodies naturally make this substance in the liver and then transport it throughout the body for multiple functions, including hormone regulation, cell tissue regeneration, and vitamin absorption. When the system is working well, cholesterol can boost overall health. But when a certain type called low-density lipoprotein—LDL, sometimes dubbed the “bad” kind—is overproduced, not only does it block the “good” kind called high-density lipoprotein (HDL), but it can also begin to accumulate in the arteries and form thi...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Millard Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate heart health Source Type: news

The 5 Best Ways to Control High Cholesterol, According to People With the Condition
There are a variety of factors that influence cardiovascular risk—but cholesterol is one of the first things that doctors pay attention to. Having high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is “definitely a variable we try to manage, because it’s been shown to be problematic for heart health,” says Dr. Adriana Quinones-Camacho, a cardiologist at NYU Langone Health. Though it’s often called the “bad” kind of cholesterol, LDL cholesterol makes up most of your body’s cholesterol stores. That means it’s not a villain on its own, but when levels start creeping ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Millard Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate heart health Source Type: news

Dietary Niacin Intake Linked to Migraine in U.S. Adults
TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2022 -- Dietary niacin intake is associated with migraine among U.S. adults, with an L-shaped curve and an inflection point of about 21.0 mg/day, according to a study published online July 25 in Nutrients. Huanxian Liu, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 30, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Niacin to improve cholesterol numbers
Niacin is a B vitamin that may raise your HDL, 'good,' cholesterol. Find out if you should take niacin to boost your HDL cholesterol. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - June 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Vitamin Supplementation Help Alzheimer ’s Patients?
Niacin, a form of vitamin B3 used to treat cardiovascular disease, helps immune cells in the brain fight neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer ’s in mice models, according to recent studies.... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 11, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Niacin could slash triglycerides by 50% - ‘best of agents available'
STATIN therapy has revolutionised heart disease prevention, but undesirable side effects have slowed uptake of the drug. Those seeking natural alternatives to statins may benefit from niacin, which has been shown to slash triglyceride levels by a staggering 50 percent. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplements: The B vitamin shown to ‘slow’ the progression of Alzheimer’s - new study
DEMENTIA has had a colossal impact on society, but projections show the situation is on track to worsen with time. Not only is there no cure for the disease, but no drug can slow its progression either. New findings, however, suggest that niacin may be able to decelerate cognitive decline. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicotinamide: Safety & Differences From Niacin Nicotinamide: Safety & Differences From Niacin
Nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, is an oral treatment option for actinic keratosis, squamous and basal cell carcinomas, and bullous pemphigoid. How does it relate to niacin--and how is it used?Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Beat the Common Cold
Researchers in Canada and China are testing a powerful immune booster that provides broad-spectrum protection against the common cold and a number of viruses including SARS, Ebola and H1N1. They’re currently running clinical trials to prove its effectiveness against coronavirus. I’m talking about quercetin – a powerful antioxidant that is already available as a supplement. Previous research shows that quercetin’s antiviral capacity works in three ways. Quercetin can: Stop the virus from infecting cells Reduce the reproduction of cells that are already infected And reduce infected cells resistance to tr...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Getting Off the Roller Coaster of Emotional Eating
With spending so many hours inside, it can be so easy to seek comfort in food. Especially when some of us have enormous stock piles of tasty snacks and quick shelf stable carbohydrates like cereal, pasta and rice. Perhaps emotional eating is a new phenomena or we’ve struggled over the years with binge eating. Binge-eating is defined as consuming unusually large amounts of food typically in a short period of time and feeling unable to stop eating. During these stressful times we want to maintain emotional, mental and physical balance. Ensuring that we are getting the right nutrients without the self harm of overeating is ...
Source: Psych Central - May 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ivy Branin, ND Tags: Binge Eating Coronavirus Eating Disorders COVID-19 Cravings Emotional Eating emotional overeating Source Type: news

Pulses for a Sustainable Future
By Zoltán KálmánROME, Feb 10 2020 (IPS) Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals. Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health. This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of biodiversity, soil degrad...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Dose Of ‘ Magic Mushrooms ’ Cuts Anxiety, Depression In Cancer Patients, Study Says
(CNN) — A single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in “magic mushrooms,” provides long-term relief of anxiety and depression in cancer patients, a new study finds. In fact, cancer patients who were given psilocybin reported reductions in anxiety, depression, hopelessness, demoralization, and death anxiety more than four years after receiving the dose in combination with psychotherapy. “Our findings strongly suggest that psilocybin therapy is a promising means of improving the emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being of patients with life-threatening cancer,” said Dr. Stephen Ross,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Magic Mushrooms Psilocybin Mushrooms Source Type: news

Niacor (Niacin Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 5, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

niacin and lovastatin, Advicor
Title: niacin and lovastatin, AdvicorCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/13/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - August 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Prescription omega-3s can help some heart patients
For people with very high triglycerides, doctors generally recommend exercise and dietary changes, and if that doesn't work, statins, fibrates or niacin. But a new advisory from the American Heart Association says that prescription omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce very high trigylceride levels by 20 to 30%, and the medications can be used safely in conjunction with statins. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news