High levels of C-reactive protein with low total cholesterol concentrations
Holy moly!! Patients with normal/low cholesterol and elevated CRP had an ELEVEN TIMES risk of dying with coronary artery disease. And there are still clinicians out there refusing to check CRP levels in patients with a family history of heart disease.
There is absolutely no excuse for this and these doctors should be pushed out of medicine. And remember that fish oils, exercise and managing insulin resistance can bring down CRP levels quite well.