Obesity and C‐reactive protein in various populations: a systematic review and meta‐analysis

@article{Choi2013ObesityAC,
  title={Obesity and C‐reactive protein in various populations: a systematic review and meta‐analysis},
  author={J Choi and Lee Joseph and Louise Pilote},
  journal={Obesity Reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={14}
}
Obesity has been associated with elevated levels of C‐reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation and predictor of cardiovascular risk. The objective of this systematic review and meta‐analysis was to estimate the associations between obesity and CRP according to sex, ethnicity and age. MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched through October 2011. Data from 51 cross‐sectional studies that used body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) or waist‐to‐hip ratio (WHR) as measure of… 

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