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Niacin, Heart Disease And The Fallacy That All Older Drugs Are Safe And Effective.

The bottom line is that no drug is perfect; all have side-effects. There is no guarantee that either the age or newness of a drug will confer better safety or efficacy. One thing you can be certain of, however, is that drugs approved today have been studied in greater depth than ever before.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Aspirin is also an old drug that still works pretty well. Niacin will reduce cholesterol levels with a lot of side-effects at levels required for cholesterol reduction. Of course, the more you follow an anti-inflammatory diet, the less niacin you need as well as lower levels of statins (ideally zero in both cases) to bring cholesterol into normal levels.

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