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Nutr Rev. 2005 Jan;63(1):22-8.

The effect of weight loss on a stable biomarker of inflammation, C-reactive protein.

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School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Abstract

Inflammation is pivotal in all phases of atherosclerosis. Increasing body weight is positively associated with inflammation. Weight loss studies have shown that decreasing body weight significantly decreases C-reactive protein, the prototypic biomarker for inflammation. Reducing inflammation through weight loss could therefore be associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and other obesity-associated chronic diseases.

PMID:
15730232
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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