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  • Niacin use associated with a 34% reduction in cardiovascular events

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    Wednesday, March 09, 2016 5:17 pm Email this article

    Niacin use was associated with a 34% reduction in cardiovascular events which was defined as cardiac death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome, stroke, or revascularization procedure according to a review of 11 trials including 9,956 subjects done by researchers at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    “The consensus perspective derived from available clinical data supports that niacin reduces [cardiovascular disease] events,” the paper concluded.

    Unfortunately, only one study gave niacin alone. The other 10 of the 11 studies gave niacin plus a statin or other cholesterol-lowering drug.

    Other articles about niacin

    Other articles about niacin are posted here.


    Lavigne PM, and Karas RH. The current state of niacin in cardiovascular disease prevention: a systematic review and meta-regression. J Am Coll Cardiol, 2013 Jan 29; 61(4): 440-446.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Richard H. Karas, MD, PhD
    Molecular Cardiology Research Center
    Tufts Medical Center
    800 Washington Street, #80
    Boston, Massachusetts 02111
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    The paper is posted here.

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