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3 grams of niacin reduced heart attack risk by 26% during 6.5 year follow-up
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After 6.5 years of follow-up, 3 grams of niacin daily decreased the risk of heart attack by 26% according to the Coronary Drug Project which was the first clinical trial investigating niacin which was done in 1975 as noted in an excellent review paper about niacin titled Niacin: another look at an underutilized lipid-lowering medication.
Creider JC, Hegele RA, and Joy TR. Niacin: another look at an underutilized lipid-lowering medication. Nat Rev Endocrinol, 2012 Sep; 8(9): 517-528.
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Tisha R. Joy
Robarts Research Institute and
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of the Western Ontario
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N6A 5K8 London, Ontario, Canada
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