Topic Archives: niacin

[ed note: Michael Jorrin is longtime medical writer who has been sharing his thoughts with our readers as “Doc Gumshoe” for several years (he’s not a doctor, I gave him the name). He generally covers medical and health news and sometimes health promotions and hype, but he rarely opines about investments or specific stocks. All […]

Comments

  • Avatar

    I have consumed thousands of raw eggs for better health of brain & body. At least 1 dozen large a day, every day for...

  • Avatar

    Are you saying that's the current state of affairs in Cambodia? In the USA, white rice has been enriched with thiamin (a...

  • JohnM

    Author: mj1484 Comment: #noticker Hi All, I'm listening to the conference call now. Cohbar has DEFINITELY piqued ...

  • Avatar

    #noticker Hi All, I'm listening to the conference call now. Cohbar has DEFINITELY piqued my interest. And, I will ...

  • Avatar

    Many people are allergic to niacin, including myself. Incredibly itchy midriff. I used it for my cholesterol...

  • Avatar

    Thanks, Doc! Hi jking. Niacin or niacinamide can be given oral, IV or IM (as in for Pellagra). It is only being used ...

  • Avatar

    Memories of Life Extension circa 1980 by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw. At their minimum they give you far more detail to...

  • Avatar

    "Omega-3 fatty acids may be useful in persons whose lipid imbalance is primarily a matter of elevated triglycerides; the...

  • Michael Jorrin, "Doc Gumshoe"

    That must have been more than ten years ago! Niacin (Vitamin B3) does indeed increase HDL cholesterol and lower trigly...

  • Avatar

    What did you think about the quote in the N Y Times (about a decade ago?), where the President of the college of cardio...

  • SoGiAm

    $KPTI - Karyopharm Initiates Phase 1 Clinical Trial with KPT-9274 First-in-class Immunometabolic Modulator, PAK4/NAMP...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Frank: I doubt Merck would snap up Esperion merely to make it go away. It's always good to have a multipilicity of ways ...

  • Avatar

    Thank You Dr. I am 71 years old and am a user of niacin and nicotinamide riboside. I especially like that nicotinamide r...

  • Avatar

    To George and others. The issue in treating dyslipidemia is not solely based on the levels of LDL, HDL, etc. At issue i...

  • Avatar

    one more on Niacin http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25708553...

  • Avatar

    hers one not favorable about niacin http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24641964...

  • Avatar

    Dr. KSS saw you made a comment directed to subramania on ESPR-so basically you also addressed my concerns after reading ...

  • Avatar

    Thanks Dr. KSS I noticed the reference to Niacin in the PCSK9 article and I had seen the reference before in the litera...

  • Avatar

    one side bar the studies that discredited niacin as I have stated before were seriously flawed-will not impact any stock...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Thanks Frank.....yes, there may be an nth factor that statins are addressing (that niacin and fibrates miss) that we don...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Yes, niacin can augment HDL, though I don't find it totally clear that such patients have better HDL function as regards...

  • Avatar

    agree with Dr. KSS- would have had more from much lower levels because I felt that other currently available agents like...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    In my personal opinion it is not. Just speaking about its pharmacology and the target it acts on it is a very weak agent...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    One of the up and coming pharma outfits, about 5 years ago (I want to say Arena, but they would not be this dumb) put MI...

  • Avatar

    Agree. I took niacin for quite awhile but as nothing I read convinced me to keep taking it and my cholesterol remained a...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Peter, what I am sorta kinda hoping for is that Roger Newton, who knows lipid science better than anyone, can postulate ...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Niacin does nada. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1300955 I am hoping this will be the final death knel...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Steven: thanks for reading and writing. No, niacin is not hepatotoxic at that dose. It takes at least 2000 mg and usuall...

  • Avatar

    Doc, is there any liver toxicity with taking Niacin at 500mg? Does it actually increase HDL?...

  • Avatar

    Doc GumShoe - I did not keep my copy of the study on Vitamin K. And I do not know whether it was published. In 1999,...

  • karmaswimswami

    I wanted to get to some of the stocks brought up by a new member of this group, Brian Frank (I think that is his name! H...

  • Avatar

    Thanks to Travis, Dr. Gumshoe, and the contributors to this thread for a very interesting discussion. I had seen the new...

  • Avatar

    I would never take statins. I take niacin. The old kind that makes you flush. I take 2-3grams per day in divided doses. ...

  • karma swim swami

    Doc Gumshoe: Not a bad summary for a non-MD. I might finetune some of your comments about diabetes, but you are accurate...

  • Avatar

    In response to the Resveratrol. Pterostilbene is very similar to it, but lasts longer and has more benefits. Chromadex ...

  • Avatar

    Pycnogenol is very effective in controlling cholesterol, but even Niacin NF does a decent job of that too. Statins on ...

  • We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. By clicking any link on this page you are giving your consent for us to set cookies.

    More Info