Niacin for Cholesterol Reduction?

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    Niacin for Cholesterol Reduction?


    Anyone have any experience taking 0.5-1 gram niacin ed to lower LDL and raise HDL? I am also taking 10mg zocor. I haven't discussed this w/ my doc, but want to lower my LDL which is presently at 160.

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    Yep that needs to come down. Niacin will help.
    You need to make sure that it does not interfere with the zocor though.
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    High doses of niacin can lead to liver damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BignBad View Post
    High doses of niacin can lead to liver damage.
    See the safety info here . That's a must-read if you plan on using niacin. Basically avoid time-release niacin if you plan on dosing high.

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