Obesity is the major determinant of elevated C-reactive protein in subjects with the metabolic syndrome

@article{Aronson2004ObesityIT,
  title={Obesity is the major determinant of elevated C-reactive protein in subjects with the metabolic syndrome},
  author={Doron Aronson and P. Bartha and Oren Zinder and A. v. Marilaun Kerner and Walter Markiewicz and Ophir Avizohar and Gerald J. Brook and Yishai Levy},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={674-679}
}
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between C-reactive protein (CRP) and various characteristics of the metabolic syndrome.DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study.SUBJECTS: A total of 1929 subjects undergoing a medical examination in a preventive medicine clinic (age, 50±10 y; 63% males).RESULTS: The proportion of subjects with CRP levels above the cut point generally used to indicate an obvious source of infection or inflammation (>10 mg/l) was 3, 7, and 15% in subjects who were… CONTINUE READING