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Current statin drugs taken to treat high cholesterol still leave people prone to heart disease. New studies show that taking drugs such as niacin as well as statins which reduces the risk of heart problems more than taking just statins as niacin increases the HDL (good cholesterol) level. A new version of niacin has reduced the symptom of hot flushes usually associated with it.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by CBS2 Chicago - Associated Press
About: Niacin increases HDL levels thus reducing heart disease risk
Date: 10 November 2004
Source: CBS2 Chicago - Associated Press
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