Iodo-Niacin research

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Syzygys, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I am doing an internet research of the medical effects of Iodo-Niacin. Supposedly it can reverse plaque build up in arteries. Also it can clear up floaters in the eyes. The earliest tests were done in the 50s, but seemingly nobody followed up, for some strange reason. Now assuming that the tests were correct, the possible reasons could be that it is not patentable, thus the big money is not there for Big Pharma if anyone else can make it.

    Here is a copy of the filing:

    http://www.trademarks411.com/marks/71666440-iodo-niacin

    I will be posting links and observations. There is a reference to a 30 years old study by 2 opthalmologists, but all references lead back to this website:

    http://tahomaclinicblog.com/iodide/

    The relevant part:

    "Over 30 years ago, two ophthalmologists observed that a combination tablet called “Iodo-niacin” (iodide 120 milligrams, niacin 15 milligrams) taken for several months could actually reverse atherosclerotic clogging of arteries. They proved this effect by taking pictures of clogged arteries in the backs of the eyes (“retinal photomicrographs”) before and after treatment. The published photographs showed a significant lessening of the cholesterol-laden artery clogging in the “after” pictures."

    Historical look at iodine's discovery and usage:

    http://privyinfo.org/iodine.html
     
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  3. Pete It's not rocket surgery Registered Senior Member

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    Maybe they found similar resolution in cholesterol emboli in retinal arterioles after no treatment... ie the observations were the natural history, rather than due to the intervention.
    I'll see if I can find the original articles and discover the methodology.

    Addn - That blog post by Dr Wright is pretty appalling. A mix of high school science, basic medicine, and witch doctor logic (a strawman example might be 'they're better now, so obviously the bat-blood enema did the trick!')
     
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  7. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Most likely. The patent ran out in 1997, so it is a free for all right now.

    It is also possible that some progress would have happened without the intervention, but I have seen newer pictures with progress easily seen...
     
  8. Pete It's not rocket surgery Registered Senior Member

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    Where did you see the pictures?
     
  9. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I probably won't remember, but somewhere googling "iodo-niacin" and on result page 5 or 6.
     

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