A 51-year-old member asked:
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is a niacin flush helpful for any conditions?

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Dr. Walter Pierce
35 years experience Cardiology
No: Niacin flush is not something you do. It's what some people feel/get when they take their Niacin medication for high cholesterol.
Answered on Mar 11, 2015
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