High sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease based on finding in primarily non-Hispanic White populations. Obesity, another risk factor for cardiovascular disease, is higher in Blacks as compared to non-Hispanic Whites. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between CRP, a marker of systemic inflammation, and obesity indicators by ethnicity, diabetes status and gender for two Black ethnicities.
Huffman FG, Vaccaro JA, Rowe TM, Zarini GG, Sukharam SD, et al. (2014) Obesity Indicators and C - reactive Protein in African and Haitian Americans with and without Type 2 Diabetes. J Nutr Disorders Ther 4:145.
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