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July 8, 2024

Part 3 Increased CRP Leads to Increased Aging

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a critical inflammation marker and an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.

It contributes to atherosclerosis by activating vascular cells, promoting monocyte and lipid accumulation, and enhancing thrombosis.

Elevated CRP levels worsen ischemic damage and lead to various chronic conditions, including hypertension, diabetes, and kidney disease. Chronic inflammation, indicated by high CRP, is linked to cognitive decline, accelerated biological aging, and increased mortality.

Managing inflammation through lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and regular physical activity, can improve health outcomes and promote healthy aging.

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