Ethnic And Racial Differences Were Found In The Levels Of Biomarkers C-Reactive Protein In The Blood – Part 2 of 3
The report is published in the Sept 28, 2010 online edition of Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. For the study, Hingorani and her colleagues reviewed 89 studies that included more than 221000 people. They found that CRP levels differed by spillway and ethnicity, with blacks having the highest levels at an average of 2,6 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of blood. Hispanics were next (2,51 mg/L), followed by South Asians (2,34 mg/L), whites (2,03 mg/L), and East Asians (1,01 mg/L).
The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved using one statin, rosuvastatin (Crestor), to check essence disease in men over 50 and women over 60 who have at least one risk factor for heart disease and CRP greater than 2 mg/L, Hingorani’s bracket noted. Using that criteria, more than half of blacks and Hispanics would probably have CRP levels of 2 mg/L at 50 years of age, while fewer than half of East Asians would have that CRP prone at age 50, the study authors said.