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C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

C-Reactive protein is an inflammatory biomarker for cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis (arterial plaque). Its reduction is thought to be protective and reduces the risk of cardiovascular incidents.

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The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies to tell you what supplements affect C-Reactive Protein (CRP).

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-a Notable Very High See all 12 studies
The reduction is fairly notable and consistent overall. Longer studies and doses lower than 2000 mg per day were more effective, and the effect doesn't seem to be as strong for females, though more evidence is needed.
grade-a - Very High See all 16 studies
Although some decreases have been noted, the vast majority of the evidence suggests that there is no significant influence
grade-b Minor High See all 19 studies
May decrease C-reactive protein if elevated. Studies are somewhat inconsistent, but an effect in those who will benefit most is likely.

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