C-Reactive Protein : Everthing You Need to Know About It and Why It's More Important Than Cholesterol to Your Health
The first comprehensive resource on CRP--a powerful new way to assess heart attack risk
Half of all heart attacks and strokes occur in people with normal cholesterol levels--a phenomenon that has long baffled doctors.
C-Reactive Protein, or CRP, is a newly discovered measure of inflammation in the body that some researchers believe is twice as important as cholesterol in predicting one's risk of heart disease. C-Reactive Protein is the first comprehensive consumer book on the subject.
CRP is quickly becoming a hot topic in the media, and public awareness about CRP is growing. The American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control now recommend that some 40 million Americans have their CPR levels tested as part of their regular physical. Written by an awardwinning cardiologist, this book explains what CRP means to one's health and shows readers step-by-step how to keep CRP under control. Readers will find:
Important advice on what to do if CRP levels are high
Lifesaving information on nutrition, supplements, and medications
Instructions for getting CRP levels tested and more
If you still think cholesterol causes heart disease, this book's for you.
By John Konrath - September 14, 2006
Have you taken meat & eggs out of your diet? Are you still trying to limit saturated fat to less than 10% of your total calories? Are you popping statins to keep that cholesterol level below the maximum de jure? How about some pills for that hypertension? Do you need more little brown bottles sitting on the bathroom vanity? Don't be fooled by the title of this book. Scott Deron takes the politically correct route through the "cholesterol & saturated fat" minefield, choosing dogma over science at every turn. Where's the new information about CRP in this book? Eighty percent of this book is a rehash of the same bromides we've been swallowing for 30 years. Cardiovascular disease, meanwhile, has continued to climb unabated. If you're looking for the root cause of cardiovascular disease, you won't find it in this book. If you're looking for interventions that split with the already-disproved AMA/AHA doctrine, you won't find that here either. Do yourself a favor. Use your money to buy... read more
The High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein blood test is a predictor of future heart attack and stroke
By S. Lucas "S. Lucas" - June 19, 2007
If your High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Blood Test is over 3, you are in serious danger of a heart attack or stroke. My test was 11.4 and after taking 4 to 6 grams of L-Arginine, 40 mg of Zocor and walking 3 to 4 miles each of 3 to 4 days a week, it decreased to 5.96 in 6 weeks. I kept at it and in another 6 weeks, it was down to 1.79, so it was under the threshold danger level. I was made aware of a risk of a big potential problem with this test and it was in time to do something about it. A previous test of C-Reactive Protein was not high, but the "High Sensitivity" or "HS" C-Reactive Protein Test is a much better measure of inflamation in the artery and coronary vessel walls. I think some doctors are very jaded about research and slow to buy into the latest tests and research because they have so many drug salesmen coming to their offices each day. Doctors need to order this test as a matter of routine. Thank goodness for the ladies in the church's... read more
Second rate: not useful, politically correct
By eddie vos "Eddie Vos" - November 6, 2010
The review by Konrath 'nails' it. Rehash, politically correct but nothing very useful. He suggests 'a daily fortified cereal' [rather than a multivitamin for your vitamin intake on page 40], he suggests wrongly that olive oil is "an excellent source of omega-3" [it has none] while suggesting on page 92 that people who take statins have a 33% reduced risk of diabetes. Even his reference, Dr. Ridker, has said in print that statins probably "as a class effect" PROMOTE diabetes [versus a placebo pill] while, indeed they lower CRP.
The JUPITER study he refers to had not been completed but we now know that for example in women the ONLY thing that reached statistical benefit were non life-saving interventions. Moreover, in nobody was the CRP and cholesterol reducing Crestor [rosuvastatin] a cardiovascular mortality benefit. Promoting the reduction of cholesterol and CRP is the underlying concept of this book but the one drug in which that concept was investigated saved nobody... read more
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