niacin

B-vitamin cuts Alzheimer’s risk

Vitamin B-3 (niacin) may protect against the development of Alzheimer’s disease and the cognitive decline associated with aging, say researchers who studied almost 4,000 people aged 65 and older. Dietary questionnaires revealed that those with the lowest intake of niacin (an average of 12.6 mg/day) were 80% more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease [...]

B-vitamin cuts Alzheimer’s risk 2015-09-09T13:50:29+00:00

Niacin shines in cholesterol study

High cholesterol, a key risk factor for heart disease, can be modified through diet, lifestyle and drugs, yet many people still struggle to lower their cholesterol levels. Recently, scientists from the University of Maryland published a review stating that niacin, combined with other cholesterol-lowering agents, could be a valuable treatment option for some patients with [...]

Niacin shines in cholesterol study 2015-09-09T13:50:31+00:00

B-3 and the Brain: Niacin may cut risk of Alzheimer’s

Dietary niacin (vitamin B-3 ) may protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and the cognitive decline associated with ageing in older people, suggests new research. Rich sources of niacin include lean meat, fish, legumes, nuts, dairy products, enriched grains and cereals, and coffee and tea. The researchers base their findings on almost 4,000 people [...]

B-3 and the Brain: Niacin may cut risk of Alzheimer’s 2015-09-09T13:51:11+00:00

Niacin a winner in cholesterol studies

At the Jefferson Heart Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, researchers found that niacin (vitamin B-3) could benefit people with high cholesterol. In this study, 60 patients were given either 1,000 mg of niacin, 2,000 mg of niacin (slow-release) or a placebo for 12 weeks. According to the researchers, niacin may have many benefits [...]

Niacin a winner in cholesterol studies 2018-02-15T15:53:38+00:00

Fit after 50: You need those Bs!

If you want a healthy heart, strong immunity and good brain function in your senior years, consider your daily intake of the B-vitamins. These three areas of health—which commonly decline as we age—all require the Bs to function properly. The B family includes eight individual vitamins: thiamin (B-1), riboflavin (B-2), niacin (B-3), pantothenic acid (B-5), [...]

Fit after 50: You need those Bs! 2018-02-15T15:53:46+00:00

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