Serum C-reactive protein is linked to cerebral microstructural integrity and cognitive function.

@article{Wersching2010SerumCP,
  title={Serum C-reactive protein is linked to cerebral microstructural integrity and cognitive function.},
  author={Heike Wersching and Thomas Duning and H. Lohmann and Siawoosh Mohammadi and Christoph Stehling and Manfred Fobker and M Conty and Jens Minnerup and E. Bernd Ringelstein and Klaus Berger and Michael Deppe and Stefan Knecht},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 13},
  pages={1022-9}
}
OBJECTIVE C-reactive protein is a marker of inflammation and vascular disease. It also seems to be associated with an increased risk of dementia. To better understand potential underlying mechanisms, we assessed microstructural brain integrity and cognitive performance relative to serum levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP). METHODS We… CONTINUE READING