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Synonyms for niacin

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

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In the present study, we investigated the effect of dietary niacin addition on hepatic fatty acid metabolism in rabbits, and determined the possibility of niacin attenuates hepatic lipid accumulation.
Although several of the ingredients are known to cause toxicity with overdose, none of their toxicity profiles include hepatotoxicity, except vitamin B3 - niacin.
A Niacin has a modest effect on lowering "bad" LDL-cholesterol levels, but has been prescribed to raise "good" HDL cholesterol.
Comment: Niacin has been used to decrease serum cholesterol levels in patients at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
The risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction was lower in patients who had not taken statin drugs but who took niacin or fibrates.
Slo-Niacin tablets utilize a unique polygel controlled-release system--not available in other dietary supplement niacin products--that gradually releases nicotinic acid into the body and is designed to reduce the likelihood of flushing, which is commonly associated with immediate-release niacin use.
We believe that [our] findings are likely to be generalizable to all high-dose niacin formulations," and any potential benefits of the therapy must be weighed against those important hazards, reported Martin J.
Niacin is a type of B vitamin long sold over the counter and in higher prescription doses.
According to the company, research demonstrates supplemental niacin reduces metabolic problems in dairy herds like ketosis and can result in increased milk production and healthier cows.
Washington, Oct 1 ( ANI ): The vitamin niacin has a life-prolonging effect, and scientists from ETH Zurich have demonstrated this in roundworms.
The addition of niacin was implemented in response to a high prevalence of the deficiency disease pellagra (1,2).
Niacin has been used for many years to raise HDL "good" cholesterol and reduce LDL "bad" cholesterol by helping to prevent the breakdown of fat.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The largest-ever randomized trial of niacin for cardiovascular protection has not only failed to show clinical benefit, it spotlighted a hitherto underrecognized and disturbingly high range of serious harms in users of the HDL-raising drug.
Niacin in large doses, blocks the breakdown of fats in adipose tissue, thus altering blood lipid levels, so it is used in the treatment of hyper-lipidemia.