niacin niacin  /ˈnaɪ ə sən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract

Usage(s):

  1. Physicians are reluctant, Agatston suggests, because niacin requires diligent follow-up to watch for side effects, taking time that most primary-care practices cannot afford.
  2. Potatoes are supposed to be one of the world's greatest foods, filled with calcium, niacin, iron, vitamin C and plenty of carbohydrates.
  3. The worst offender: niacin, sometimes sold in doses 10 times the upper limit.

News

  • Niacin and heart disease: Prescriptions rise, but evidence lacks

    Prescriptions for niacin have jumped in recent years, raising questions about whether the more than $900 million the United States now spends yearly on the vitamin is wise, given that it has failed to show benefits for preventing deaths from cardiovascular disease in the last two large clinical trials
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Fox News

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Quotes

  1. "As an inventor of the commercially successful Niaspan(R) formulation and the author of multiple seminal publications in the niacin field, Gene brings a special depth of knowledge and expertise to the TRIA-662 development program," said Daniel...
    on Aug 11, 2008 By: Daniel Source: MarketWatch

  2. "You can put how much sugar and niacin (is in the product), how much of your daily intake it is, batch numbers and use by dates, but you can't put down how much of a product is from Australia," Senator Joyce said. "It's a joke - we're being...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barnaby Joyce Source: Weekly Times Now

  3. "A Vegemite sandwich gives you extra strength vitamin B, niacin; gets me full of strength," Green said. "Popeye's got the spinach but I've got the Vegemite sandwich."
    on Aug 13, 2009 By: Danny Green Source: WA today

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