Genetic and environmental associations between C-reactive protein and components of the metabolic syndrome.

@article{Lee2013GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental associations between C-reactive protein and components of the metabolic syndrome.},
  author={Kayoung Lee and Yun Mi Song and Joohon Sung},
  journal={Metabolic syndrome and related disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={136-42}
}
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome has been suggested to have an association with C-reactive protein (CRP), a biomarker of cardiovascular disease risk. Given that genetic factors influence both metabolic syndrome and CRP, it seems necessary to examine the association with consideration of genetic influence. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study and a co-twin-control study in 2555 Korean adults composed of twins and their family members. For the co-twin-control study, 113 pairs of… CONTINUE READING