Elevated salivary C-reactive protein levels are associated with active and passive smoking in healthy youth: A pilot study

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We examined salivary C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in the context of tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) in healthy youth. We hypothesized that there would be a dose-response relationship between TSE status and salivary CRP levels. This work is a pilot study (N = 45) for a larger investigation in which we aim to validate salivary CRP against serum CRP, the gold… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1476-9255-8-37

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