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Does taking niacin (vitamin b-3) lower your LDL and raise HDL cholesterol and is it safer than taking statins for lowering your total cholesterol.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: No

Statins are far more effective in reducing cardiovascular risk.
Niacin is poorly tolerated and not very effective.

In brief: No

Statins are far more effective in reducing cardiovascular risk.
Niacin is poorly tolerated and not very effective.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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