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ni·a·cin

 (nī′ə-sĭn)
n.
A white crystalline acid, C6H5NO2, of the vitamin B complex that is found in meat, fish, legumes, and whole-grain foods and is used to treat and prevent pellagra. Also called nicotinic acid.

[ni(cotinic) ac(id) + -in.]

niacin

(ˈnaɪəsɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) another name for nicotinic acid
[C20: from ni(cotinic) ac(id) + -in]

nic′otin′ic ac′id



n.
a crystalline acid, C6H5NO2, that is a component of the vitamin B complex, occurring in animal products, yeast, etc. Also called niacin, vitamin B3.
[1885–90]

ni·a·cin

(nī′ə-sĭn)
A vitamin belonging to the vitamin B complex that is important in carbohydrate metabolism. It is found in liver, fish, and whole-grain foods.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.niacin - a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract
B complex, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, vitamin B, vitamin B complex, B - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
Translations

niacin

[ˈnaɪəsɪn] Nácido m nicotínico

niacin

[ˈnaɪəsɪn] nniacine f

niacin

nNikotinsäure f, → Niacin nt (spec)

ni·a·cin

n. ácido nicotínico.

niacin

n niacina
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Niacinamide (nicotinamide) is a form of vitamin B3 (niacin) and is used to prevent and treat niacin deficiency (pellagra).
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Q I've used niacin and a statin for years to control my lipid levels.
A meta-analysis was conducted on 11 randomized controlled trials (including a total of 26,340 nondiabetic participants) that examined the effect of niacin therapy (1-4 g per day) on the incidence of diabetes.
Niacin, fibrates, and cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitors were all found to raise HDL cholesterol levels, but none of these was able to lower all-cause mortality rates, coronary heart disease-related mortality rates, or the risk of stroke compared with placebo.
Niacin is a B vitamin that has been used for many years to lower markers of cardiovascular risks, including LDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglycerides.
As a cardiologist, I recommend dietary supplement niacin in the form of nicotinic acid to support healthy good cholesterol and often refer my patients to Slo-Niacin, which is available without a prescription and is manufactured in the United States by Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc.
Adding extended-release niacin plus laropiprant to effective statin-based LDL-lowering therapy failed to prevent major vascular events in patients with atherosclerotic vascular disease, but it did raise the rate of serious adverse events, according to a report published online.
Niacin, commonly known as vitamin B3, is used by a significant number of Americans to treat cholesterol problem as well as it is widely used for maintenance of general health.
New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health.
NiaPro Encapsulated Niacin is formulated to control early digestion in the rumen and deliver an effective dose of niacin to the intestine, producing optimal benefits.