outperforms Merck's ZETIA
which is 5,800% more expensive!

Alcuin and Flutterby, Sunday, April 18, 2010
Niacin (Vitamin B3, nicotinic acid)

A useful little molecule. Don't tell Merck. Good dietary sources of niacin include whole-wheat bread products, potatoes with their skins left on, nuts, beans, crimini mushrooms, eggs, milk, roasted chicken breasts, baked yellowfin tuna, halibut, haddock, trout, mackerel or salmon.

Another fake drug from Merck exposed. Niacin (a low-cost B vitamin) outperforms BigPharma Merck's blockbuster drug Zetia for preventing build-up of arterial plaque, a symptom of cardiovascular disease. Merck's Zetia is 5,800% (five thousand eight hundred per cent) more expensive than niacin, but niacin is far more effective than Zetia. In a study, patients taking niacin showed a significant shrinkage in artery wall thickness, while those on Zetia showed no such improvement. Also, 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. As soon as the niacin trial started to show a real benefit for niacin over Zetia, researchers cancelled the study following undisclosed pressures. Sales of Merck's blockbuster cholesterol drug Zetia are worth over $5 billion per year. Zetia sells for as much as $3.89 per pill. Niacin, on the other hand, costs as little as 6.7 cents per pill. Earlier in March 2010, Merck's Gardasil cervical cancer vaccine advertisements were described by health workers as inaccurate and misleading.

More information here at Natural News by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, March 30, 2010


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