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What do very low plasma concentrations of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) mean among healthy middle-aged Koreans?

Body Composition Assessment
Author
Kim MG et al.
Used Parameters : PBF, WHR

Publication Year : 2015

Country : Korea

Journal : Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

Background Systemic low-grade inflammation (SLGI), as assessed by measurements of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), is a strong independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Although individuals with hs-CRP≤ 1 mg/L have been defined as being at low risk according to AHA/CDC guidelines, the value of very low hs-CRP levels (< 0.5 mg/L) for public health practices is unclear. Methods This cross-sectional cohort study assessed 104 healthy Koreans aged 34–60 years. Their anthropometric indices …
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