C Reactive Protein

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 below…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…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 amount of iron in your blood. Healthy zone: women, * Fibrinogen: This protein is converted into fibrin, which promotes…

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What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

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

…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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