Chronic infection with Helicobacter pylori does not provoke major systemic inflammation in healthy adults: results from a large population-based study.

It has been suggested that chronic infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), in particular infection with virulent strains producing the cytotoxin-associated protein CagA, may increase the risk of coronary heart disease by generation of a persistent low-grade inflammatory stimulus. We assessed the relation between serological markers of H. pylori… (More)