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...
How is it that a guy can land an F-14 on a heaving aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean by watching some dude wave a couple of flags, but still manage to totally screw things up when a hot girl is sending off vibes a mere 10 feet away at a party or local bar? They may not be wearing reflective vests and holding flashlights, but they're trying to get your attention all the same. In other words, they're sending signals! Sure, they're subtle, but at least they're trying. Read on, and you'll understand how to decipher the subtle art of body language -- female body language. The Drifter One minute, the girl you've been staring at is clustered in with her friends, then all of a sudden she steps away from them to order a drink or feed the jukebox quarters -- all by herself . That's probably no coincidence, especially since no woman on earth can even use a restroom unless another female accompanies her. "What she might be trying to do is set herself up in n...
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