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Dec 20, 2013

A New Look on C-reactive Protein and Inflammation


Incorporating lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into our diet is a great way to maintain optimal health.




Incorporating lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into our diet is a great way to maintain optimal health. Expanding on the benefits of a healthy diet, a new study draws attention towards the benefits of consuming these foods and their direct relationship with regulating C - reactive protein. C-reactive protein, or CRP, is produced naturally in the human liver. This protein has the ability to reduce chronic inflammation, lower the risk for heart attack and diabetes.

 A study conducted by the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition at the University of Delaware  recently explored these findings. The highlight of their findings was described most notably by lead researcher Kuczmarski who stated “We found an inverse relationship between diet quality and CRP levels in low-income adults.. The lower the quality of the diet, the higher the levels of CRP.”

This poses an incentive for further research on diet across socio economic statuses, how their body is affected by it, what can be done to decrease chronic disease rates, and ultimately improve our populations’ health.

For more information please read:

Study: Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Lifespan (HANDLS) by the National Institute on Aging

and


http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2014/dec/diet-crp-120213.html