Published in Pharma Investments, Ventures and Law Weekly, July 17th, 2005
If you have high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker in blood for inflammation that is strongly associated with heart disease, trying to lower your LDL-cholesterol through modest diet changes alone may not work. Kirsten Hilpert, doctoral candidate in the nutrition option of Penn State's Integrative Biosciences program, conducted a small study of the Step 1 diet's effect on men and women with moderately elevated cholesterol. She found that those who also had elevated CRP levels couldn't lower their LDL-cholesterol numbers with the Step 1 cholesterol-lowering diet, even when soy...
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