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June 19, 2023

Keep Your Cystatin C Low

Cystatin C (cysC) is a small protein found throughout the body. As a protease inhibitor, it plays a protective role and prevents excessive protein breakdown and tissue damage that could lead to chronic diseases.CysC is also a useful marker for kidney function. It can detect early changes in kidney function and is preferred over creatinine, which is influenced by muscle mass and protein intake. In addition to its role in kidney health, elevated cysC has been linked to conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and neurodegenerative disorders, making it an important protein to monitor for overall health.

Monitoring cysC levels can be crucial in managing various health conditions, providing insights into early renal dysfunction and other associated risks.

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Tag(s): Biomarkers

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