C-reactive protein and neopterin levels in healthy non-obese adults


BOZDEMIR A., Barutcuoglu B. , DERELI D., Kabaroglu C. , HABIF S. , BAYINDIR O.

CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE, vol.44, no.3, pp.317-321, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/cclm.2006.055
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.317-321
  • Keywords: atherosclerosis, body mass index, high-sensitivity C-protein, inflammation, neopterin, waist-to-hip ratio, URINARY ALBUMIN EXCRETION, CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE, BODY-MASS INDEX, CARDIOVASCULAR RISK, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, OBESE WOMEN, METABOLIC SYNDROME, WEIGHT-LOSS, SERUM, MICROALBUMINURIA

Abstract

Background: Obesity and increased waist-to-hip ratio, emphasizing the importance of truncal obesity, have been found to correlate positively with increased cardiovascular disease risk and mortality. Owing to the inflammatory nature of atherosclerosis, the aim of our study was to find possible correlations between body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio, and the inflammatory markers C-reactive protein (CRP) and neopterin in healthy lean and overweight adults.