Plasma C-reactive protein concentrations in active and passive smokers: influence of antioxidant supplementation.

@article{Block2004PlasmaCP,
  title={Plasma C-reactive protein concentrations in active and passive smokers: influence of antioxidant supplementation.},
  author={Gladys Block and Christopher F. Jensen and Marion Dietrich and Edward Paul Norkus and Mark Hudes and Lester Packer},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={141-7}
}
OBJECTIVE C-reactive protein (CRP) may directly affect the progression of atherosclerosis, and therefore, may be a target for reducing disease risk. The objective was to determine whether antioxidant supplementation reduces plasma CRP in active and passive smokers. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group trial with 2 months exposure to study supplements. SETTING Berkeley and Oakland, California. SUBJECTS Healthy adult men and women, consuming <4 daily servings… CONTINUE READING

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