Effect of exercise training on plasma levels of C-reactive protein in healthy adults: the HERITAGE Family Study.

@article{Lakka2005EffectOE,
  title={Effect of exercise training on plasma levels of C-reactive protein in healthy adults: the HERITAGE Family Study.},
  author={Timo A Lakka and Hanna-Maaria Lakka and Tuomo Rankinen and Arthur S. Leon and D. Chandrasekhra Rao and James S. Skinner and Jack H. Wilmore and Claude Bouchard},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 19},
  pages={2018-25}
}
AIMS To study the effect of exercise training on plasma C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a 20 week standardized exercise training programme in 652 sedentary healthy white and black men and women. C-reactive protein was measured with a high sensitivity assay. The study sample was stratified according to baseline C-reactive protein levels using a recommended classification (low <1.0 mg/L, n=265; moderate 1.0-3.0 mg/L, n=225; high >3.0 mg/L, n=162… CONTINUE READING
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