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C-Reactive Protein

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

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect c-reactive protein
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.
Outcome 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 - 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 3 studies
May decrease C-reactive protein if elevated
grade-b Minor High See all 3 studies
There is a decrease in C-Reactive Protein (inflammatory biomarker) in those with higher baseline inflammation or inflammatory disease conditions, but not in healthy persons.
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