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Cholesterol

29 September 2010

C-Reactive Protein Levels Vary By Race: Study

Finding could influence the use of statins to prevent heart disease, researchers suggest

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"The difference in CRP between populations was sufficiently large as to influence how many people from different populations would be considered at high risk of heart attack based on an isolated CRP measurement and would also affect the proportion of people eligible for statin treatment," said study researcher Aroon D. Hingorani, a professor of genetic epidemiology and British Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow at University College London.

 

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