Effect of physical activity on serum C-reactive protein – (01-21-04)

Effect of physical activity on serum C-reactive protein

I find it interesting that this study was funded in part by Bristol-Myers-Squib, a drug company. That aside, there are currently ongoing trials looking for drugs to lower CRP levels. We have a medical establishment not willing to fully admit the impact of chronic inflammation on many aspects of health, but yet trials are underway to lower CRP levels with drugs. The cynic in me would suggest that, as soon as a drug is developed to lower CRP, the editorials will come piling in suggesting that inflammation is a major causative factor in CVD. Exercise and lowering refined carb intake will both easily and safely lower CRP levels already. How bout shifting all that money for R & D somewhere more useful?

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.