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niacin

nahy uh suhn

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

  • 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.
  • Potatoes are supposed to be one of the world's greatest foods, filled with calcium, niacin, iron, vitamin C and plenty of carbohydrates.
  • The worst offender: niacin, sometimes sold in doses 10 times the upper limit.
News & Articles

  • 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
    June 11, 2013 - Fox News
Quotes

  • Daniel in MarketWatch
    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...
  • Barnaby Joyce in Weekly Times Now
    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...
  • Danny Green in WA today
    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."

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