Are curcuminoids effective C-reactive protein-lowering agents in clinical practice? Evidence from a meta-analysis.

@article{Sahebkar2014AreCE,
  title={Are curcuminoids effective C-reactive protein-lowering agents in clinical practice? Evidence from a meta-analysis.},
  author={Amir Hossein Sahebkar},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={633-42}
}
BACKGROUND Inflammation plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD). In this context, C-reactive protein (CRP) has been identified as a strong predictor and independent risk factor of CVD. Curcuminoids are multifunctional natural product with promising cardioprotective and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcuminoids have been suggested to lower circulating levels of CRP, but clinical findings have not been consistent. OBJECTIVES To pool the… CONTINUE READING
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