C-Reactive Protein and Your Arteries
Do you know your C-reactive protein value? If you don’t, some doctors are now recommending that you get the simple blood test that can tell you if this elevated so you can take steps to reduce it if need be.
Although doctors are still figuring out exactly what the relationship of CRP is to cardiovascular disease, it is clear that if this protein appears in your blood it is a sign of inflammation of the arteries. And inflammation of all types is being found to contribute to a host of medical problems, from heart attack and stroke to diabetes and cancer.
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