My blood test showed total cholesterol 103, LDL 47, HDL 41, trigs 83 with pattern b ldl. Should I consider niacin for the pattern b?

Controversial. Your LDL is already low, as is your cardiac risk. There is no scientific data to show that altering particle size by any method, or taking Niacin in particular, lowers your risk of cardiac events.

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