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Niacin-B3 Beats Prescription Med for Cholesterol-N Engl J Med 2009

October 17, 2012

Posted by:  Kevin G. Parker, D.C.

New England Journal of Medicine-2009

Key Points:

Niacin (also known as vitamin B3), is better for reducing cholesterol and preventing heart disease than  prescription medication Zetia.

Niacin was significantly more effective at reducing artery plaque.

Niacin was found more effective  at decreasing the number of heart attacks.

Key points on Niacin:

Niacin is a water soluble B vitamin also known as “nicotinic acid” used by the body to convert carbohydrates, fats and protein into energy.

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