Novel Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Do They Add Value to Your Practice? – (01-27-03)

Novel Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Do They Add Value to Your Practice?

These people never cease to amaze me. Here is the overview of this editorial: CRP is known to be a risk factor for CVD…There is not enough evidence to support interventions to lower CRP levels….We don’t know how to lower CRP levels….So, overall it’s a worthless approach and we should focus of stuff that has been proven (i.e. pharmaceuticals to lower cholesterol levels). Maybe I’m being a little cynical here, but I am now checking CRP levels whenever I order labs on patients and using approaches such as avoidance of refined carbs and exercise to lower levels. In my opinion, there is a large body of evidence suggesting that inflammation plays a major role in CVD and CRP is just one marker of inflammation. Evaluatiog and addressing CRP levels makes alot of sense to me.

Editorials – January 15, 2003 – American Family Physician

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