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Ask the Doctors - Does niacin help lower cholesterol?

June 20, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does niacin help lower cholesterol?

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Dear Doctor: I’ve been taking niacin for years to lower my cholesterol.  Do you think it really helps? First, let’s look at niacin and its role in the body. Niacin is a B vitamin that the body needs to create the compounds NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) and NADP (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate), both of which are […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, C-reactive protein, cholesterol, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart attacks, niacin, research, simvastatin, statins, strokes, vitamin B3


Ask the Doctors - Should I take a statin just in case?

March 22, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I take a statin just in case?

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Dear Doctor: A news report recently said that statins are underused. I’m 50 with normal cholesterol. Should I take one just in case? Dear Reader: Statins, which are a type of cholesterol-lowering medication, have consistently shown benefit in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes in people who have had a previous heart attack […]

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Tags: angina, C-reactive protein, cholesterol, crp, diabetes, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, family history of heart disease, heart attack, hypertension, low-density lipoprotein, normal cholesterol