C-reactive protein

Two nutrients cut heart disease risk

Research suggests that people with elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are at an increased risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. CRP is a marker of inflammation in the body. Two recent studies highlight a connection between nutrients and CRP,...

The Heart Vitamin? Study says vitamin C may reduce heart disease risk

Supplementing with vitamin C could reduce your risk of major heart disease events like heart attack, suggests a new analysis of studies. An international team of researchers pooled data from nine prospective studies. They included information on intakes of vitamin E,...

The C Factor: Vitamin C reduces risk for trio of serious diseases

Vitamin C supplements can reduce levels of C- reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and chronic disease risk in humans, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Participants who took about 500 mg of vitamin C...

Nutrition Notes: Cut colon cancer risk

A new blood test for colon cancer risk may be on the horizon that measures levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), which is produced by the liver during periods of acute inflammation. High levels of CRP in the blood are regarded as an inflammatory marker. They are also...

Hangover Helper? Plant extract reported to ease “the morning after”

Individuals who took a dietary supplement containing extracts of Opuntia ficus indica, a type of prickly pear cactus, before consuming alcohol, had reduced symptoms of alcohol hangover compared to individuals who drank but took placebo, according to researchers. The...