Too Much Niacin Linked to Cardiovascular Risk

Too Much Niacin Linked to Cardiovascular Risk

Excessive intake of niacin, or vitamin B3, commonly added to various everyday foods, has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, as per recent research by Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Stanley Hazen explains that individuals in the top 25% of niacin consumption are producing metabolite byproducts that can contribute to cardiovascular risk. Originally added to prevent B3 deficiency, the abundance of niacin in processed foods has led to overconsumption. These findings suggest the need for diagnostic tests to identify at-risk individuals and interventions to mitigate excess niacin intake. Dr. Hazen recommends a shift towards whole foods and away from processed ones until more precise diagnostic tools are available.


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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.