Sex Differences in High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in Subjects with Risk Factors of Metabolic Syndrome.

@article{Garcia2016SexDI,
  title={Sex Differences in High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in Subjects with Risk Factors of Metabolic Syndrome.},
  author={Vin{\'i}cius Garcia and Helena Naly Miguens Rocha and A. R. K. Sales and Nat{\'a}lia Galito Rocha and Antonio Claudio Lucas da N{\'o}brega},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia},
  year={2016},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={182-7}
}
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is a prototypic marker of inflammation usually increased in MetS. Women with MetS-related diseases present higher hsCRP levels than men with MetS-related diseases, suggesting sex differences in inflammatory markers. However, it is unclear whether serum hsCRP levels are already increased in men and/or women with MetS risk factors and without overt diseases or… CONTINUE READING