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Heart Health

01 July 2009

CRP doesn't cause heart disease

A protein known as a key indicator of inflammation in the body and thought to cause heart disease isn't linked to the development of the fatal ailment, according to a new study.

A protein known as a key indicator of inflammation in the body and thought to cause heart disease isn't linked to the development of the fatal ailment, according to a British study published Tuesday.

"However our research suggests that the association may not be causal, so attempts to target this protein to reduce the risk of the disease are unlikely to be fruitful."

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