Tag: "niacin"

Tredaptive: Cholesterol-modifying drug withdrawn due to harmful side effects

| March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

In January of this year, the drug company Merck made the decision to withdraw Tredaptive (a cholesterol-modifying drug) from the market. Niacin is a form of vitamin B3 that is claimed to have ‘beneficial’ effects on blood cholesterol levels, which has been shown to reduce levels of ‘unhealthy’ LDL-cholesterol, while at the same time boosting [...]

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3 Simple Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol Without Harmful Drugs

| November 15, 2010 | Comments (18)

Your LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol levels depend on a combination of factors, including your genes and diet. Some people are genetically predisposed to have high concentrations of LDL. A diet high in saturated fat is also detrimental, as is being overweight. A fail-safe way of keeping your LDL levels low and HDL ‘good’ cholesterol levels high [...]

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