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what's to be expected? might vitamin b3 reduce cholesterol?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Vitamin b3 is better known as niacin. In large doses, it can lower cholesterol and raise the HDL ("good" cholesterol) but it's not as effective as a statin and the outcome data is not as convincing as a statin.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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