Chronic inflammation is an unhealthy condition. Elevation of C-reactive protein
(CRP) is a sign of inflammation anywhere in the body, including in arterial walls.
Elevated CRP may be a biomarker for CVD rather than a cause of it. Other heart
attack risk factors such as abdominal obesity are associated with elevated CRP. In
the presence of elevated LDL-C elevated CRP is associated with increased risk of
heart attack or stroke. CRP can be reduced by physical activity, weight loss, quitting
smoking, and taking lipid-lowering statin drugs.

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