Creactive Protein

What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

…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 Health…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…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 one…

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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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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…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 process; and * Excess ferritin (iron), which contributes to arterial…

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Eat This (And Don’t Eat That) for Healthy Inflammation

…body—is to maintain a healthy inflammatory response. In fact, one of the first things I did with every patient I saw was to measure their C-reactive protein (CRP), which is an important marker of inflammation and cardiovascular health. The recommended range for CRP is 1.0 mg/L, or less. To maintain a healthy…

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6 Little-Known Facts About DHA Omega-3s Benefits

…eyes. Plus, your red blood cells contain four times more DHA omega-3s than EPA. 4. In a study looking at blood levels of omega-3s and C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation, those with the highest levels of omega-3s had the lowest levels of CRP.1 As you know, a healthy inflammatory response…

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Could Losing Weight Work as Well as a Statin?

…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 strong correlation…

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