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Does consuming bcomplex daily after food reduces triglycerides apart from regular exercise. if triglycerides are 250 and hdl 25.

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Kinda sorta, but ...: Standard or typical B complex doses probably won't make a dent in high triglycerides or low HDL cholesterol. However, high dose vitamin B3 aka niacin has been proven to lower triglycerides & raise low HDL but is often intolerable due to flushing (can be mitigated by aspirin). But there's no proof that niacin prevents heart attacks & strokes to same degree as statins. No such thing as free lunc
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin commented
Geriatrics 31 years experience
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Check out http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-niacin for info re Niacin (vitamin B3) vs triglycerides & HDL
Mar 29, 2016
Last updated Apr 15, 2016

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