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    3 grams of niacin reduced heart attack risk by 26% during 6.5 year follow-up


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    Thursday, January 21, 2016 4:10 am Email this article

    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.

    Reference

    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.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Tisha R. Joy
    Robarts Research Institute and
    Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
    University of the Western Ontario
    100 Perth Drive
    N6A 5K8 London, Ontario, Canada
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