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June 2007 Issue

Only One Form of Niacin Can Boost HDLs

Q. My doctor gave me a prescription for niacin to lower my cholesterol. Canít I just take the niacin thatís sold in my health food store?
A. No. The niacin your doctor prescribed is likely in a different, more effective form than the niacin in most over-the-counter supplements.

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