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Dr. Kovesdy Study Indicates Niacin May Slow Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Progression


A team led by Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD, of the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, found that niacin treatment was associated with a significant decrease in the proportion of patients with rapid decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and a significant decrease in all-cause mortality, after adjusting for baseline demographic and comorbidity factors.

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