C-reactive Protein (CRP) and Inflammation

Another chemical that has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease is C-reactive protein.

High C-reactive protein (CRP) is associated with increased coronary heart disease risk even in the absence of traditional cardiac ‘risk factors’.[1]

Many studies have demonstrated a strong link between levels of CRP and 10-year risk of a heart attack.[2] Raised CRP means a higher risk.

Indeed, a study of 27,939 apparently healthy American women followed for eight years showed that C-reactive protein level was a much stronger predictor of cardiovascular events than LDL.

But CRP is not a cause of coronary disease; it is a marker for inflammation and systemic infection.

References
1. Cushman M, Arnold AM, Psaty BM, et al. C-reactive protein and the 10-year incidence of coronary heart disease in older men and women: the cardiovascular health study. Circulation. 2005; 112: 25-31.
2. Albert MA, Glynn RJ, Ridker PM Plasma concentration of C-reactive protein and the calculated Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Score. Circulation. 2003; 108: 161-5.

Doc here: Make sure that every blood test you ever have includes testing for this inflammation marker. And if it’s the heart that you specifically want to know about – then ask for Cardio CRP. Remember, cholesterol is not the enemy – inflammation is! So do everything in your power to have your medical doctor take you off these very destructive anti-cholesterol drugs.


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2 Responses to “C-reactive Protein (CRP) and Inflammation”

  1. Jeanne Mangual Says:

    Thanks for this article- I have been looking for an article that explains cholesterol’s function as well as the role of sugars in heart disease promotion for a staff member of mine who uses statins AND consumes huge amounts of sugars (Candy all day long, Koolaid all day long at work, as well as a huge amount of starches) Perhaps this srticle and the link will help enlighten her-
    Thanks again for information that is both timely and relevant, as always! You’re the best!

    • dochand Says:

      You are most welcome! You seem to have the problem understood. Cholesterol is not the enemy it is made out to be. Sugar, on the other hand, is probably the most destructive, highly processed toxin that is considered a food by most people. The negative results of eating sugar and sugar-laden products are too many to list. So avoid these non-nutritive substances like the plague.

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