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Statins & Depression: Antidepressant Effect by Lowering Cholesterol?

Statins are among the most commonly prescribed medications worldwide. While best known for lowering cholesterol, emerging evidence suggests that statin drugs may also impact mental health – but in complex, and sometimes contradictory, ways. Key Facts: Animal and some human studies show statins may have antidepressant effects by altering neurotransmitters, promoting neurogenesis, and reducing inflammation. …

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Niacin For Depression: Does Vitamin B3 Improve Mood?

Niacin (vitamin B3) is a colorless hydrophilic organic compound classified as an essential dietary nutrient among humans.  Foods highest in niacin include: organ meat (liver, heart, kidneys), chicken, beef, fish, venison, and whole grains.  For human adults, the daily recommended allowance of niacin falls within the range of 12 mg to 16 mg per day, …

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