Lake Oswego, OR
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What effect can/will niacin have on ldl? what effect will niacin have on blood pressure? niacin (flush free) - 500 mg

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Niacin: Niacin has been studied frequently over the years and studies show a 10% to 25% reduction in LDL with Niacin. There is not as much evidence, but niacin does have an effect on lower BP too. Improved glucose metabolism too. Those that advocate niacin recommend taking it with Vitamin B complex and thiamine.
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