Niacin, which is vitamin B3, has been prescribed for years to people with high cholesterol because it lowers the bad LDL (low density lipoproteins) and raises the good HDL (high density lipoproteins).
Millions of Americans take medication to keep the cholesterol in check.
New guidelines out today could put many more people on cholesterol-lowering drugs.
The Food and Drug Administration is considering making some common prescription medicines non-prescription. These would include drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, certain infections, migraines, asthma and allergies.
Who benefits more from cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins – men or women? Turns out, they both benefit.
In a National Cancer Institute study, a cholesterol drug is thought to interfere with a protein colon cancer cells need to divide.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – In the United States, you need a prescription to get a cholesterol lowering medicine, and that’s for good reason. A broad analysis reinforced that safeguard. In Great Britain, people can get cholesterol […]