High-sensitive C-reactive protein is associated with reduced lung function in young adults.

@article{Rasmussen2009HighsensitiveCP,
  title={High-sensitive C-reactive protein is associated with reduced lung function in young adults.},
  author={Finn Vejl\o Rasmussen and Dennis Mikkelsen and Robert J Hancox and Jess Lambrechtsen and Mads Nybo and H S Hansen and Hans Christian Siersted},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={382-8}
}
Systemic inflammation has been associated with reduced lung function. However, data on the interrelationships between lung function and inflammation are sparse, and it is not clear if low-grade inflammation leads to reduced lung function. Associations between high-sensitive C-reactive protein (CRP) and spirometric lung function were assessed in a population-based cohort of approximately 1,000 Danes aged 20 yrs. In males, the average decline in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV(1)) in… CONTINUE READING