TITLE

Should C-Reactive Protein Be a Target of Therapy?

AUTHOR(S)
JISUN OH; HWEE TEOH; LEITER, LAWRENCE A.
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Diabetes Care;May2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 34, pS155
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article determines whether high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) should be a target for therapy in the prevention of cardiovascular (CV) disease and other implications related to hs-CRP. Traditionally, hs-CRP was considered an indicator of systemic inflammation. However, it is considered as a potential marker of increased atherosclerotic CV disease and also a possible therapeutic target for the prevention of atherosclerotic CV disease. The findings of one trial has suggested a significant role for CRP as a therapy in preventing CV disease.
ACCESSION #
61968004

 

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