Cholesterol may not beCholesterol may not be the only culprit
that physicians need to watch in
patients with heart disease. Two new
studies, both published in the New England
Journal of Medicine, spotlight the role of
C-reactive protein (CRP), a protein
secreted by the body during inflammation.
The researchers make the case that
controlling levels of CRP may be as
important as lowering cholesterol in
fighting heart disease.