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Do high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) indicate a higher risk for heart disease?

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CRP seems to predict the chance of having cardiovascular problems at least as well as cholesterol levels. A recent study found that elevated levels of C-reactive protein led to a three-times-greater risk of a heart attack.

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The American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

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The American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

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