Population differences in associations between C-reactive protein concentration and adiposity: comparison of young adults in the Philippines and the United States.

@article{Mcdade2009PopulationDI,
  title={Population differences in associations between C-reactive protein concentration and adiposity: comparison of young adults in the Philippines and the United States.},
  author={Thomas Mcdade and Julienne N. Rutherford and Linda S. Adair and Christopher W Kuzawa},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={1237-45}
}
BACKGROUND Inflammation may be an important mediator of the association between nutrition and cardiovascular diseases, but most studies have been conducted in Western populations with high rates of overweight and obesity and low levels of infectious disease. OBJECTIVES This study sought to investigate the predictors of C-reactive protein (CRP) in young adults living in the Philippines and to examine patterns of association with adiposity compared with young adults in the United States… CONTINUE READING