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Stephen Guy-Clarke said...

A useful inflammation marker is the C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test. This is a substance produced by the body when arteries become inflamed and is a more powerful predictor of a person’s risk of a heart attack or stroke than LDL cholesterol. It is fair to say the test is not infallible as it can sometimes point to inflammation caused by other factors such as arthritis, cancer or acute infection etc. Nonetheless there are many researchers who consider atherosclerosis as an inflammatory condition similar to other degenerative diseases. Some immunologists are even categorizing atherosclerosis as a benign tumour.