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C-reactive protein distribution and correlates among men and women with chronic coronary heart disease.
Cardiology. 2007; 107(4):345-53.C

Abstract

BACKGROUND

C-reactive protein (CRP) elevated in inflammation is associated with atherosclerotic disease. We describe the distribution of CRP and its association with coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors in a large CHD patient group.

METHODS

This analysis comprises 2,723 male and 256 female CHD patients, included in the Bezafibrate Infarction Prevention (BIP) study. High sensitive CRP levels were determined in frozen plasma samples.

RESULTS

CRP distribution, was normalized upon log transformation. Levels among women were higher than in men in the entire group (4.4 vs. 3.5 mg/l) and in each age group. Co-morbidities, smoking, lower education level, and use of cardiovascular drugs, were associated with elevated CRP levels in both sexes. The correlation between CRP and body mass index (BMI), insulin and glucose was stronger among women. The explained variability in CRP level was larger in women (20%) compared to men (13%). Among women, BMI explained 10% of CRP variability, whereas the contribution of each variable among men was significantly smaller.

CONCLUSIONS

Among men and women with CHD, CRP level was correlated with traditional risk factors and to a lesser degree to manifestation of CHD. BMI is the main contributor to CRP variability, explained by these factors among women.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Israel Society for the Prevention of Heart Attacks, Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel. bender@post.tau.ac.ilNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17283424

Citation

Benderly, M, et al. "C-reactive Protein Distribution and Correlates Among Men and Women With Chronic Coronary Heart Disease." Cardiology, vol. 107, no. 4, 2007, pp. 345-53.
Benderly M, Haim M, Boyko V, et al. C-reactive protein distribution and correlates among men and women with chronic coronary heart disease. Cardiology. 2007;107(4):345-53.
Benderly, M., Haim, M., Boyko, V., Tanne, D., Behar, S., Matas, Z., Zimlichman, R., & Goldbourt, U. (2007). C-reactive protein distribution and correlates among men and women with chronic coronary heart disease. Cardiology, 107(4), 345-53.
Benderly M, et al. C-reactive Protein Distribution and Correlates Among Men and Women With Chronic Coronary Heart Disease. Cardiology. 2007;107(4):345-53. PubMed PMID: 17283424.
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TY - JOUR T1 - C-reactive protein distribution and correlates among men and women with chronic coronary heart disease. AU - Benderly,M, AU - Haim,M, AU - Boyko,V, AU - Tanne,D, AU - Behar,S, AU - Matas,Z, AU - Zimlichman,R, AU - Goldbourt,U, Y1 - 2007/02/01/ PY - 2006/06/19/received PY - 2006/09/17/accepted PY - 2007/2/7/pubmed PY - 2007/6/27/medline PY - 2007/2/7/entrez SP - 345 EP - 53 JF - Cardiology JO - Cardiology VL - 107 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: C-reactive protein (CRP) elevated in inflammation is associated with atherosclerotic disease. We describe the distribution of CRP and its association with coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors in a large CHD patient group. METHODS: This analysis comprises 2,723 male and 256 female CHD patients, included in the Bezafibrate Infarction Prevention (BIP) study. High sensitive CRP levels were determined in frozen plasma samples. RESULTS: CRP distribution, was normalized upon log transformation. Levels among women were higher than in men in the entire group (4.4 vs. 3.5 mg/l) and in each age group. Co-morbidities, smoking, lower education level, and use of cardiovascular drugs, were associated with elevated CRP levels in both sexes. The correlation between CRP and body mass index (BMI), insulin and glucose was stronger among women. The explained variability in CRP level was larger in women (20%) compared to men (13%). Among women, BMI explained 10% of CRP variability, whereas the contribution of each variable among men was significantly smaller. CONCLUSIONS: Among men and women with CHD, CRP level was correlated with traditional risk factors and to a lesser degree to manifestation of CHD. BMI is the main contributor to CRP variability, explained by these factors among women. SN - 1421-9751 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17283424/C_reactive_protein_distribution_and_correlates_among_men_and_women_with_chronic_coronary_heart_disease_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000099049 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -