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Niacin on cholesterol and blood sugar control in patient with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease.


Niacin increased the good cholesterol 29%, reduced the bad cholesterol 8%, and lowered the very bad triglycerides 23% in non-diabetics;  the numbers for diabetics were 29, 28, and 9%, respectively.  Glucose levels increased 0.4 and 0.3 mmol/L in diabetics and non-diabetics, respectively.  Conclusion; niacin is safe and effective for both diabetics and non-diabetics.
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