Generic Name: NIACIN EXTENDED-RELEASE/LOVASTATIN - ORAL Pronounced: (NYE-a-sin/LOW-vuh-stat-in) Niacin-Lovastatin Oral Interactions
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I'm all for promoting heart health and lowering cholesterol through the use of wise food selections. I do not spend a lot of time staying up-to-date on the latest research for cholesterol lowering medications . It often feels like pharmaceutical company's often get wrapped up in dollar signs and forget the bottom-line reason for manufacturing the medication - improving your health. Well, a study comparing Niacin and Zetia caught my eye and I wanted to share the results.
This study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine this past November 2009. Researchers analyzed the effect of extended-release niacin and ezetimibe (Zetia) on LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol levels.
Patients with coronary heart disease and receiving long-term statin therapy were enrolled in the study. Study participants were randomly assigned to receive 10 mg ezetimibe per day or 2000 mg extended-release niacin (vitamin B3) per day in addition to their statin medication. Arterial plaque ...
What nutritional supplement increases "good" HDL cholestero l 10-20 mg/dl, reduces triglycerides, reduces small LDL particles (the number one cause for heart disease in the U.S.), even reduces risk for heart attack substantially with no side-effects? It doesn't even require a prescription.
If we believed the advertising claims, that bill would fit inositol hexaniacinate , commonly known as "no-flush" or "flush-free" niacin.
Sound too good to be true?
Yes, it does. And, indeed, it is too good to be true.
While niacin?the real stuff?does raise HDL, reduce small LDL particles and achieve all those other wonderful effects, it also can cause an annoying "hot flush" that feels like the warm flush of acute embarrassment. It occasionally causes more intense rashes. This has dampened enthusiasm for niacin, despite its unquestioned benefits.
I've used plenty of niacin in my program for reversal and control over coronary disease (plaque) and have found it a...
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