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  •  The article did not say it is a waste of (0+ / 0-)

    money.  In fact, the article stated

    People who consume higher amounts of niacin from food and multivitamin sources seem to have a lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease than people who consume less niacin.
    The NIH is being negligent by stating a fact and then dismissing the value of the very statement they make.  Shame on them too!

    There is absolutely no way to PROVE that taking high doses of Niacin will prevent AlZheimers other than to deduce this from the fact stated above!

    I would be curious if there were any tests by NIH showing the rate of ALZ in persons taking high doses of niacin vs. a control group not taking it.  I doubt it.  Drug companies will squash any such research.

    The fact that high dosages of niacin CURED rats with ALZ is VERY significant.

    The fact that Niacin is very cheap and available is very significant.  A $9 bottle per month can hardly be constituted as a waste of money, considering all the other proven benefits!

    The fact that Niacin is very safe and has no negative side effects is very significant.

    Waiting for PROOF will cause some people to suffer needlessly because once ALZ has destroyed memory cells, nothing can bring back those memories.  It will be too  late then.

    •  Niacin research will be stopped by PHARMA (0+ / 0-)

      Remember that Alzheimer's autopsies show a large amount of plaque buildup in the brain.


      The utter worthlessness of Big Pharma's cholesterol drugs was demonstrated recently by a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which showed that niacin (a low-cost B vitamin) out-performs Merck's drug Zetia for preventing the build-up of arterial plaque, a symptom of cardiovascular disease.

      As the study reveals, Zetia failed miserably. Patients taking niacin showed a "significant shrinkage" in artery wall thickness, while those on Zetia showed no such improvement. At the same time, the rate of "cardiovascular events" in the niacin group was only one-fifth that in the Zetia group, demonstrating that niacin is far more effective at preventing heart attacks and other similar events than Zetia.

      But curiously, as soon as niacin started to show a real benefit over Zetia, researchers cancelled the study. The premature ending of the clinical trial stopped the process by which even more useful information about the benefits of niacin might have been learned.

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      •  Well they weren't testing niacin (0+ / 0-)

        so somebody needs to design a study around niacin for it to get proper attention.

        If it's
        Not your body,
        Then it's
        Not your choice
        And it's
        None of your damn business!

        by TheOtherMaven on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 08:02:51 AM PST

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