The Effect of Extended Release Niacin on Markers of Mineral Metabolism in CKD.


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Niacin downregulates intestinal sodium-dependent phosphate transporter 2b expression and reduces intestinal phosphate transport. Short-term studies have suggested that niacin lowers serum phosphate concentrations in patients with CKD and ESRD. However, the long-term effects of niacin on serum phosphate and other mineral markers are… (More)
DOI: 10.2215/CJN.05440517


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