Friday, September 24, 2010

C-Reactive Protein Levels Decrease with Weight Loss

Weight loss lowers risk in many ways. Most specifically, there is evidence that it significantly decreases your risk for heart disease.  A recent study published in the Journal of Obesity showed that lowering BMI (Body Mass Index) also lowers your CRP (C-Reactive Protein).  This is significant in that elevated CRP is a risk factor for heart disease and and heart attack.
If you are struggling with weight loss, see your doctor or a bariatrician (a specialty trained physician in weight management) to help with decreasing your BMI and lowering your risk for heart disease. A great source for finding a physician trained in medical weight management in your area can be found here.

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