Lipids, atherosclerosis and CVD risk: is CRP an innocent bystander?

AIM To evaluate recent human studies with respect to the interpretation of whether elevated plasma levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) cause cardiovascular disease (CVD), or whether elevated CRP levels more likely is an innocent bystander. DATA SYNTHESIS Elevated CRP concentrations are consistently associated with CVD risk. A recent study showed that… CONTINUE READING