Association between dietary arginine and C-reactive protein
We really can’t let information like this get out. That would totally ruin the drug company’s hopes for the next blockbuster drug when they finally figure out how to lower CRP pharmaceutically. Of course, the fact that managing insulin resistance, exercise and fish oils bring down CRP levels has not stopped them.
But, mark my words–the second it is confirmed that a drug lowers CRP levels (there are currently several trials of the potential for statins to lower CRP), there will be advertisements all over telling patients to have their CRP levels checked… We saw the same push with irritable bowel syndrome once the new anti-motility drugs were released.