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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…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. That would be considered normal. Anything above one may indicate silent inflammation. If your CRP is high, I recommend any or…

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A New Weapon To Fight Heart Disease

…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, and possibly even a viral…

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Could Losing Weight Work as Well as a Statin?

…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 with fat tissue, particularly belly fat. Statin drugs, which…

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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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C-Reative Protein (CRP) and Your Heart

…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 some study results: A 1985 Finnish study found that half…

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Must-Have Tests for Heart Risk Factors

…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 been identified as a potent predictor of future cardiovascular health—and, in…

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

…inflammation is present—as measured by CRP—HDL cholesterol doesn’t function as it should. The first thing you want to do is get your CRP levels tested. If your CRP level is above 1.0 mg/L, you want to take the following steps to lower it, along with your risk for heart attack: 1. Reduce your weight…

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Sugar Equals Poor Cardiovascular Nutrition

…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 study found ultra-high CRP levels among women who ate large amounts of high-glycemic carbohydrates…

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Women Are More Likely to Die from Heart Disease than Cancer

…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 homocysteine is a toxic amino acid involved in the early stages…

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What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

…-reactive protein (CRP)—one of the principal markers of inflammation—increased the risk of developing coronary artery disease. The Harvard University Women’s Health Study, which involved some 28,000 healthy postmenopausal women, showed that subjects with the highest levels of CRP had five times the…

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The Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

…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, high CRP levels or high coronary calcium scores, statins may be a reasonable intervention…

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The Great Cholesterol Myth

…major predictor of coronary artery disease. Studies show elevated levels of CRP (inflammation) puts you at twice the risk of dying from cardiovascular-related problems as those with high cholesterol. Your doctor can order a CRP blood test, and while results may vary by lab you generally want a reading…

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Lower C-Reactive Protein With Ecklonia Cava

…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 that rosuvastatin…

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Watch Out For These Heart Risk Factors

…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, cholesterol oxidation…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…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 process; and * Excess…

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Eight Stroke Prevention Tips

…garlic supplement or eat one crushed clove daily. (Avoid this tip if you’re taking Coumadin.) * Be aware of your high inflammation marker scores: CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a). * Maintain good cholesterol levels, including an HDL less than 40. * Take a mixed tocotrienol/tocopherol complex…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…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 amount of iron…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…long-term aspirin use.) * Drink 1 to 3 cups of green tea and 2 ounces of pomegranate juice daily. * Be aware of your high inflammation marker scores: CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a). How about you? Do you know someone with VaD or Alzheimer’s Disease? You May Also Be Interested In: * How Apples…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…tobacco use, all of which are independent risk factors for stroke) * High blood pressure * Atrial fibrillation * High inflammation marker scores, such as CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a) While the symptoms some strokes are easy to recognize—weakness or sudden loss of control over one or more parts…

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Baby Aspirin and Statin Therapy

…good blood pressure levels and has also been shown to help prevent coronary events in patients with known coronary artery plaque. It will help reduce CRP levels, which lowers the risk of inflammation, result?ing in fewer cardiac events. I also recommend chewing on one adult aspirin while you wait for an…

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