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Niacin Won't Help, May Harm Heart Patients, University of Oxford Study


3/11/2013 7:28:58 AM

Combining the vitamin niacin with a cholesterol-lowering statin drug appears to offer patients no benefit and may also increase side effects, a new study indicates. It's a disappointing result from the largest-ever study of niacin for heart patients, which involved almost 26,000 people.

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