Things to Know About Niacin and Heart Health

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Recent studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine are adding to concerns about the safety and effectiveness of niacin. Studies failed to show that niacin reduced the risk of heart disease and stroke. In addition, niacin causes serious multiple side effects, including uncomfortable flushing and itching. Via NYtimes. Posted July 28, 2014.–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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