The effect of weight loss on a stable biomarker of inflammation, C-reactive protein

Marion Dietrich, Ishwarlal Jialal

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Abstract

Inflammation is pivotal in all phases of atherosclerosis. Increasing body weight is positively associated with inflammation. Weight loss studies have shown that decreasing body weight significantly decreases C-reactive protein, the prototypic biomarker for inflammation. Reducing inflammation through weight loss could therefore be associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and other obesity-associated chronic diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-28
Number of pages7
JournalNutrition Reviews
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • C-reactive protein
  • CRP
  • Inflammation
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science

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