C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

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C-reactive protein (CRP) is a factor made in the liver in response to inflammation.

Research studies continue to mount on the role of inflammatory factors in the development and progression of numerous diseases including heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cancer.

 

HEALING TIP:  Ask your doctor to test your levels of C-reactive protein (CRP).

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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