Niacin Plus Statin: Powerful Anti-Cholesterol Partnership

Use of the B vitamin niacin may help keep your cholesterol under control, but there are certain things you should know before starting therapy.

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Keeping your cholesterol under control can significantly reduce your chance of developing heart disease, but sometimes lifestyle changes-like eating healthier foods and exercising more-are not enough. Doctors commonly prescribe statin drugs such as simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), and rosuvastatin (Crestor) to treat high cholesterol, but preliminary research shows that adding niacin to a statin may reduce your risks even more.
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