Niacin and the Treatment of HDL Cholesterol

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The Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome with Low HDL/High Triglyerides: Impact on Global Health (AIM-HIGH) Study results were presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions this week.

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Based on the results of the AIM-HIGH study, what is the role of niacin in the treatment of low HDL (high density lipo-protein) cholesterol?

Dr. David Frid, staff cardiologist, Section of Preventive Cardiology, Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, discusses the role of niacin.

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[Dr. Frid also cautions patients to talk to their doctor before taking large doses of over-the-counter niacin.]

The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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