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C-Reactive Protein & Traditional Cardiac Risk Factors Public

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This project examines longitudinal associations between serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, measured using a high-sensitivity assay, and established cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure and lipid levels, as well as resting heart rate, waist/hip ratio and daily hours of sleep. Unexpected negative associations were found with total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, contrary to what was expected. A significant positive association, not explained by physical activity or infection status, was found with resting heart rate. Further study is warranted.

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  • E-project-030305-105003
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  • 2005
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  • 2005-03-03
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