Bronchial airflow limitation, smoking, body mass index, and statin use are strongly associated with the C-reactive protein level in the elderly. The Tromsø Study 2001.

@article{Melbye2007BronchialAL,
  title={Bronchial airflow limitation, smoking, body mass index, and statin use are strongly associated with the C-reactive protein level in the elderly. The Troms{\o} Study 2001.},
  author={Hasse Melbye and Dag S. Halvorsen and Ingeborg Hartz and Astri Medb{\o} and Jan H Brox and Anne Elise Eggen and Inger Nj{\o}lstad},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 12},
  pages={
          2541-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Bronchial airflow limitation is a known predictor of raised C-reactive protein (CRP) level. The aim of this study was to explore this association in an elderly population, as well as the influence of other known and possible predictors of the CRP level, like smoking and the use of statins and inhaled corticosteroids. POPULATION AND METHODS The study population consists of 3877 Norwegians aged 60 years or more who took part in the fifth Tromsø study in 2001, a cross-sectional study… CONTINUE READING
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