Ethnic And Racial Differences Were Found In The Levels Of Biomarkers C-Reactive Protein In The Blood – Part 1 of 3
Ethnic And Racial Differences Were Found In The Levels Of Biomarkers C-Reactive Protein In The Blood. Levels of the blood biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP) can transform among different racial and ethnic groups, which might be a key in determining heart-disease risk and the value of cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new British study suggests. CRP is a motion of inflammation, and elevated levels have been linked – but not proven – to an increased risk for heart disease.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins can reduce heart risk and CRP, but it’s not limpid if lowering levels of CRP helps to reduce heart-disease risk. “The difference in CRP between populations was sufficiently large as to influence how many people from different populations would be considered at height risk of heart attack based on an isolated CRP measurement and would also affect the proportion of people eligible for statin treatment,” said study researcher Aroon D Hingorani, a professor of genetic epidemiology and British Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow at University College London. “The results of the simultaneous study indicate they physicians should bear ethnicity in reason in interpreting the CRP value”.