Sunday, January 08, 2006

C-reactive protein

A study of the link between family history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease and C-reactive protein concentration was performed.

Family histories of diabetes or coronary heart disease were not independently associated with C-reactive protein concentration, suggesting that the association between such family histories and diabetes and coronary heart disease are not explained by C-reactive protein concentration or perhaps by inflammation.

We know that controlling inflammation (and a blood CRP level is one method to detect inflammation) is important for cardiovascular health. It appears that we may not be able to blame our parents for an elevated CRP level.

Avoid inflammation.

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