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Ask the doctor: Is no-flush niacin as effective as other kinds of niacin?

March 01, 2010

Q. I tried taking niacin to increase my HDL but didn't like the flushing it caused. A friend told me about no-flush niacin, which works like a charm. Why not tell your readers about it?

A. When you say no-flush niacin works like a charm, I assume you mean it doesn't cause any flushing. What you might not know is that it isn't doing your HDL any good.

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