ant to help your HDLs? The answer maybe found in Niacin, according to Dr. Arthur Agatston of the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. In prescription strength doses, Niacin can increase your HDL “good” cholesterol as much as 30 percent. So, why aren’t more doctors prescribing it? It seems it causes flushing in about fifty percent of the patients who take it, and, rather than explain this problem, most doctors just don’t prescribe it. However, there are two ways to reduce this minor problem. The first way is to take the Niacin with meals, and the second is to take an aspirin about thirty minutes before the Niacin. So, talk to your doctor if you’re interested in boosting your HDLs.