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Lower C-Reactive Protein With Ecklonia Cava

…the release of the JUPITER study a couple months ago, I've been answering a lot of questions about whether you should take a statin drug to lower C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP, as you know, is an indicator of inflammation in the body, and lowering it can help prevent heart attacks. The JUPITER study showed…

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How to Lower the Cardiac Risk of High HDL and High C-Reactive Protein

…could be at a higher risk for heart attack and other cardiac events if you have both high levels of HDL “good” cholesterol and high levels of C-reactive protein? While a high level of HDL cholesterol is generally associated with protection against heart attacks, a study led by Dr. James Corsetti at…

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C-Reactive Protein (CRP): A Heart Risk Factor

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker for inflammation that is directly associated with atherosclerotic plaque. It’s a blood protein that, when found in elevated levels, may indicate you could be at risk of heart attack and stroke. Multiple studies have identified CRP as a potent predictor of future…

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Heart Risk Factors and C-Reactive Protein

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker for inflammation that is directly associated with atherosclerotic plaque. It’s a blood protein that, when found in elevated levels, may indicate risk of heart attack and stroke. Multiple studies have identified CRP as a potent predictor of future cardiovascular…

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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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C-Reative Protein (CRP) and Your Heart

C-reactive protein is a heart risk factor that the medical world has started to take note of. It’s a blood protein that, when found in elevated levels, may indicate a risk for heart attack and stroke. CRP can be detected when there is inflammation resulting from trauma or infection. Let’s look at…

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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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Is This Worth Dying For?

…. With all of my patients, I talk about the standard heart risk factors and the importance of maintaining healthy blood pressure, homocysteine, C-reactive protein, Lp(a), and insuling sensitivity, and, when appropriate, we discuss reducing cholesterol. But I also talk to them about their emotions, particularly…

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When It Comes to Cholesterol, Ignore the Fear

…problematic). * Low levels of HDL. * A family history of cardiovascular problems. * Abnormally high inflammatory markers (homocysteine, fibrinogen, or C-reactive protein). * Other heart risk factors, such as insulin resistance or high blood pressure. Meanwhile, no one ever talks about the ways in which cholesterol…

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Sugar Equals Poor Cardiovascular Nutrition

…contribute to higher blood viscosity, a major overlooked component of cardiovascular problems. Research shows sugar stokes inflammation and increases C-reactive protein (CRP), and the added calories also contribute to weight gain and abdominal body fat, in turn, generating more CRP. An earlier 2001 Harvard…

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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 in the blood; * preventing sudden death; * prevention of all causes of mortality, including cancer; * easing depression; * stabilizing coronary artery…

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"New" Heart Risk Factors

The last years of the twentieth century gave rise to a new set of heart risk factors that I call toxic blood indicators: * C-reactive protein, * interleukin-6, * homocysteine, * fibrinogen, * lipoprotein (a) or Lp(a), and * ferritin (iron). These blood elements are helping to explain why people with…

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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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Women Are More Likely to Die from Heart Disease than Cancer

…causes blood clots. Lp(a) rises in menopausal women so it’s important to watch your level. In addition, ask your doctor to check your levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), homocysteine, and fibrinogen. These biochemicals help predict cardiovascular disease. CRP is a marker of chronic inflammation, and…

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Must-Have Tests for Heart Risk Factors

…to a lack of oxygen. In addition to the standard tests, I recommend these newer tests, which can give you a more precise reading of your risks. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a marker for inflammation that is directly associated with overall heart and cardiovascular health. In multiple studies, CRP has…

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A New Weapon To Fight Heart Disease

…cardiovascular problems or you’ve recently experienced a virus or urinary infection that could cause inflammation, have your doctor check your C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. CRP can be detected when there is inflammation resulting from trauma or infection (including pneumonia, herpes, chlamydia,…

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Watch Out For These Heart Risk Factors

…describes blood containing elements that either contribute to, or indicate, inflammation or plaque buildup. These include: * homocysteine, * Lp(a), * C-reactive protein (CRP), * fibrinogen, and * excess ferritin (iron). * Emotional stress. Stress hormones promote arterial constriction, increased heart rate…

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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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The Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

…may also prevent plaque ruptures. Additionally, research has shown that statin drugs are effective in reducing markers of inflammation such as C-reactive protein (CRP), and that this anti-inflammatory which reduces the risk of stroke. In patients with a history of heart attack, stent, bypass, angioplasty…

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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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