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Simple Skin Test May Help Identify Schizophrenia Simple Skin Test May Help Identify Schizophrenia
A niacin skin-flushing test may help identify patients with schizophrenia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

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

B3 vitamin component fights carcinogen action in human cells, says research
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian scientists investigate tumoral development caused by benzo[a]pyrene, a hydrocarbon present in cigarette smoke, automotive exhaust, burnt wood fumes and barbecued meat. Culture of human lung cells was exposed to the agent for a week; the preventive role of nicotinamide riboside halted the damaging effects derived from alterations in genetic expression and cell metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Nicotinamide Appears to Reduce Skin Cancer Risk Nicotinamide Appears to Reduce Skin Cancer Risk
Recent studies have suggested that both oral and topical nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, may be chemopreventive against skin cancer. What are its possible mechanisms of action?Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article 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

Melanoma (skin cancer) found to be easily prevented with low-cost Vitamin B-3
(Natural News) Researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia believe that nicotinamide (vitamin B3) can be used to prevent the incidence of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. The study, published in Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, and Photomedicine, demonstrates the efficacy of vitamin B3 in reducing or even reversing DNA damage and inflammation caused by ultraviolet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 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

Proposed: Trial of Vitamin Derivative to Prevent Melanoma Proposed: Trial of Vitamin Derivative to Prevent Melanoma
The vitamin B3 derivative nicotinamide was previously shown to reduce nonmelanoma skin cancers in a phase 3 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
This assessment discusses recently published laboratory research (in mice) that suggests the effect of two genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 may prevent some miscarriages, birth defects, study says
Vitamin B3 -- found in meat and green vegetables -- has been shown to prevent one genetic cause of birth defects and miscarriages, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 10, 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

Vitamin B3 may prevent miscarriages and birth defects, study suggests
Researchers from the Victor Chang Institute in Sydney call the news "a double breakthrough". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Vitamin therapy may help prevent melanoma
(Wiley) A new review highlights the potential of nicotinamide (vitamin B3) for preventing melanoma in high-risk individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin found in beer could treat chemotherapy pain
Chemotherapy can make paitents sensitive for weeks on end. But experts from the University of Iowa claim it can be stopped by taking a nicotinamide riboside supplement - found in beer and milk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicotinamide riboside (vitamin B3) prevents nerve pain caused by cancer drugs
(University of Iowa Health Care) A new study in rats suggests that nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain (neuropathy) caused by chemotherapy drugs. The findings by researchers at the University of Iowa were published recently in the Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain (PAIN) and lay the groundwork for testing whether this nutritional supplement can reduce nerve pain in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

US researchers find vitamin B3 prevents glaucoma
Researchers from The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), US, have found that vitamin B3, when added to drinking water, is effective at preventing glaucoma. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - February 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adding vitamin B3 to water may prevent glaucoma
In a study on mice, scientists from The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, found it helped to keep their eyes healthier for longer - reducing their risk of developing the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[This Week in Science] Vitamin B3 protects mice from glaucoma
Author: Priscilla Kelly (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Priscilla Kelly Tags: Glaucoma Source Type: news

[Report] Vitamin B3 modulates mitochondrial vulnerability and prevents glaucoma in aged mice
Glaucomas are neurodegenerative diseases that cause vision loss, especially in the elderly. The mechanisms initiating glaucoma and driving neuronal vulnerability during normal aging are unknown. Studying glaucoma-prone mice, we show that mitochondrial abnormalities are an early driver of neuronal dysfunction, occurring before detectable degeneration. Retinal levels of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+, a key molecule in energy and redox metabolism) decrease with age and render aging neurons vulnerable to disease-related insults. Oral administration of the NAD+ precursor nicotinamide (vitamin B3), and/or gene therapy ...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Pete A. Williams Source Type: news

On the Verge of Immortality, Or Are We Stuck with Death? A New Direction For Research Could Provide the Answers--and More
How long can human beings live? Is there an outside limit? Do we know enough about aging to break through possible biological barriers? Is the current approach to curing "age associated diseases" like Alzheimer's flawed? Experts are sharply divided. In 1962 eminent biologist Leonard Hayflick discovered that normal human fetal cells replicate a limited number of times. This phenomenon promptly acquired the moniker the "Hayflick Limit." Later, biologists Calvin Harley and Carol Greider provided the molecular explanation for the Hayflick limit with their discovery that telomeres, the DNA biological materi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Why Knowing Your Triglyceride Number Matters
Many of us can rattle off our latest cholesterol number at the drop of a hat. Keeping an eye on your cholesterol is important but there's another number you also should have memorized - your triglycerides. However, if asked about our triglyceride number, most of us have little to know idea what it is. That's too bad because our triglyceride number reveals quite a bit of how healthy we are or not. The good news is there are many steps we can take to get it in a healthier range starting today. What are triglycerides? Triglycerides (TG) are the most common type of fat in the body and are an important measure of heart health...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First human clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside
In the first controlled clinical trial of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a newly discovered form of Vitamin B3, researchers have shown that the compound is safe for humans and increases levels of a cell metabolite that is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

First human clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside
In the first controlled clinical trial of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a newly discovered form of Vitamin B3, researchers have shown that the compound is safe for humans and increases levels of a cell metabolite that is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage. Studies in mice have shown that boosting the levels of this cell metabolite - known as NAD+ - can produce multiple health benefits, (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 10, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

First human clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside
(University of Iowa Health Care) In the first controlled clinical trial of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a newly discovered form of vitamin B3, researchers have shown that the compound is safe for humans and increases levels of a cell metabolite that is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Eczema risk 'reduced by a third' by eating fish and mushrooms during pregnancy
High levels of nicotinamide - a form of Vitamin B3 - in pregnancy lowers the risk of one-year-old children by 30 per cent, researchers from the University of Southampton found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to stop YOUR child from getting eczema? Eating fish, chicken and mushrooms during pregnancy 'reduces the risk by a third'
High levels of nicotinamide - a form of Vitamin B3 - in pregnancy lowers the risk of one-year-old children by 30 per cent, researchers from the University of Southampton found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[Research Article] NAD+ repletion improves mitochondrial and stem cell function and enhances life span in mice
Adult stem cells (SCs) are essential for tissue maintenance and regeneration yet are susceptible to senescence during aging. We demonstrate the importance of the amount of the oxidized form of cellular nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and its effect on mitochondrial activity as a pivotal switch to modulate muscle SC (MuSC) senescence. Treatment with the NAD+ precursor nicotinamide riboside (NR) induced the mitochondrial unfolded protein response and synthesis of prohibitin proteins, and this rejuvenated MuSCs in aged mice. NR also prevented MuSC senescence in the mdx (C57BL/10ScSn-Dmdmdx/J) mouse model of muscular ...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 16, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Hongbo Zhang Source Type: news

Vitamin nicotinamide riboside protects mice from diabetes complications
A naturally occurring vitamin, nicotinamide riboside, can improve metabolic symptoms and prevent peripheral nerve damage in mouse models of diabetes, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vitamin nicotinamide riboside protects mice from diabetes complications
(University of Iowa Health Care) A naturally occurring vitamin, nicotinamide riboside, can improve metabolic symptoms and prevent peripheral nerve damage in mouse models of diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City VA Health Care System. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal 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

Vitamin stops the aging process of organs
By administering nicotinamide riboside to elderly mice, researchers restored their organs' ability to regenerate and prolonged their lives. This method has potential for treating a number of degenerative diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Science 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

A global increase in antioxidant defenses of the body may delay aging and its diseases
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)) The paper, published today in the journal 'Nature Communications,' offers a new view on the role of antioxidants in health and longevity. For the first time, scientists have enhanced the global antioxidant capacity of cells, leading to a delay in aging and to an increase in longevity. Research points to the use of drugs related to vitamin B3 as a possible method to delay aging and associated diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ChromaDex Lead Ingredient NIAGEN® Nicotinamide Riboside Receives New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Status From the FDA
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - November 16, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin Prevents Skin Cancer: Only in Australia?Vitamin Prevents Skin Cancer: Only in Australia?
A phase 3 trial indicates that daily vitamin B3 prevents nonmelanoma skin cancer in high-risk patients. But experts wonder if it applies to other lands with different people. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 Tied to Lower Risk for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, is associated with reduced risk for developing nonmelanoma skin cancer among … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 22, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 derivative cuts risk of new skin cancers
(University of Sydney) A year of treatment with nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, significantly lowered the risk of common, non-melanoma skin cancer in high-risk patients, according to University of Sydney research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 21, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New vitamin B3 pathway identified
A new vitamin B3 pathway that regulates liver metabolism has been identified by scientists. The discovery provides an opportunity to pursue the development of novel drug therapies for the treatment of obesity, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

BIDMC researchers identify new vitamin B3 pathway
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have identified a new vitamin B3 pathway that regulates liver metabolism. The discovery provides an opportunity to pursue the development of novel drug therapies for the treatment of obesity, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal 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

Vitamin B3 can reduce skin cancer risk by 23%
(NaturalNews) Researchers in Australia have found that taking vitamin B3 daily can prevent skin cancers. People with a history of skin cancers who took the vitamin B3 in the study had a 23 percent lower rate of getting new skin cancers, the research showed. The research used 500 mg... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news