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- It is well known that C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive marker of inflammation.
- Elevated CRP levels are usually accompanied by high cholesterol levels and high levels of other traditional CHD risk factors.
- A high CRP level is significantly more common in association with obesity, overweight, and diabetes (Arch Intern Med 2005; 165: 2,063).
PCRP is increasingly being recommended as a screening test for CHD.
What is the evidence?
- One study showed that middle-aged men without cardiovascular disease (CVD) who had raised CRP levels were more likely to die from a cardiovascular cause than those …