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NIH stops study of niacin to prevent heart attacks
USA Today

Disappointing news: A drug that raises people’s so-called good cholesterol didn’t go on to prevent heart attacks. The National Institutes of Health halted a major study of high-dose niacin, a type of B vitamin, on Thursday because the drug wasn’t fighting heart disease after all. It was the latest setback in the quest to harness good cholesterol to fight the bad kind.

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