Scientific Foundations

There is always some C-reactive protein in a person's blood. People who have higher levels than normal, however, are more likely

to get diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and stroke. (Together, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and stroke are called cardiovascular disease.) A person having less than 1 milligram of C-reactive protein per liter of blood (1 mg/L) is at low risk for cardiovascular disease. A person with 1 to 3 mg/L has average risk. If a person has more than 3 mg/L, they have high risk. Smoking, lack of exercise, and being overweight increase C-reactive protein in the blood.

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