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What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

…heal it. The knowledge that inflammation is a major predictor of coronary artery disease began with a landmark study showing that high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP)—one of the principal markers of inflammation—increased the risk of developing coronary artery disease. The Harvard University Women’s…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…factor underlying most other diseases, as well. Inflammation and Heart Disease * Have your doctor request a blood test to measure your level of C-reactive protein (CRP). This is your body’s key inflammatory marker. While the overall numbers may vary according to the lab, look for a general reading…

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3 Times Conventional Treatments Trump Alternative Medicine

…Medicine for Heart Health 1. In any patient with a history of heart attack, stent, bypass, or angioplasty, and even in diabetic patients with high C-reactive protein levels or those with high coronary calcium scores, statin medications may prove to be a reasonable intervention regardless of one’s cholesterol…

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5 Heart-Health Facts Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You

…crime when it comes to heart disease, it’s not the real perpetrator. The real “bad guy” is inflammation. Studies show that having elevated C-reactive protein (CRP), which is a measure of inflammation, puts you at twice the risk of dying from cardiovascular-related problems as those with high cholesterol…

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Women: Get the Benefits of Fish for Your Heart Health

For years, I've been informing people about the benefits of fish and fish oils such as: * Reducing silent inflammation; * Lowering C-reactive protein (CRP) in the blood; * Preventing sudden death and all causes of mortality, including cancer; * Easing depression; * Stabilizing coronary artery plaque…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…* CoQ10: This naturally occurring compound is essential for cellular energy production, especially in the heart. Healthy zone: 1.0-1.8 ug/mL * C-Reactive Protein (CRP): The level of this protein indicates the presence of inflammation in the body. Healthy zone: * Ferritin: This substance reflects the…

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Could Losing Weight Work as Well as a Statin?

…weight loss in overweight or obese individuals reduces inflammation. Specifically, the group found that caloric-reduction diets generated a drop in C-reactive protein (CRP) that is similar to statins! CRP is a nonspecific marker of inflammation and has been implicated in many chronic diseases. CRP has a…

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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

…pressure, diabetes, a family history of heart disease, elevated inflammatory markers in the blood such as Lp(a), homocysteine, Interleukin-6 or C-reactive protein, her chances of developing heart disease rise exponentially. Pay Attention to the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack The take home message…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…to, or indicate, inflammation or plaque buildup. These include the following: * Elevated homocysteine * Lp(a), the inflammatory subtype of LDL * C-reactive protein (CRP), a key indicator of inflammation and chronic infection in the body * Excess fibrinogen, a protein that helps regulate the clotting…

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