I read with interest the recent article by Miller et al.1 The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to “evaluate the extent to which high CRP [C-reactive protein] levels may simply reflect expression of the pathobiological changes induced by conventional CHD [coronary heart disease] risk factors.”1(pp2063-2064) The authors concluded that “These data suggest that elevated CRP level in the general population are in large measure attributable to traditional CHD risk factors.”1(p2063)
Engström G. The Role of Inflammation for Heart Disease Risk Cannot Be Determined by Correlations Between C-Reactive Protein and Risk Factors. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(9):1040–1041. doi:10.1001/archinte.166.9.1040-a
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