We Gave Up Niacin for This? The AIM-HIGH TrialJune 11, 2021
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ABOUT THIS VIDEO: Niacin increases HDL cholesterol, decreases LDL cholesterol, and decreases Lp(a). All meta-analyses agree to this until 2 studies came along—the HPS2 THRIVE and AIM-HIGH. But in an interview. Dr. William Boden (principal investigator of the AIM-HIGH trial) said that the AIM-HIGH trial was misinterpreted and shouldn’t be used as a basis to stop niacin therapy.
In this video, I’ll discuss the details AIM-HIGH trial and why it isn’t a basis for abandoning niacin. Here are links to the AIM HIGH article and Dr. Boden’s interview:
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