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Is C-Reactive Protein Secretly Making You Gain Weight?

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Date: June 08, 2017 09:14 AM
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C-reactive protein or CRP is something that your liver increases production in when your body has increased inflammation as a result of high levels of stress, a lack of sleep or other symptoms. Inflammation is a direct cause of weight gain and in some cases, obesity. When inflamed, your body does things to deal with it, including storing more calories and slowing down your metabolism. Scientists found a common link between c-reactive protein and obesity, mostly in women.

Key Takeaways:

  • C-reactive protein levels are often included in physician-requested blood work, as they are indicative of cancer and heart disease risk.
  • C-reactive protein is manufactured in high amounts by the liver, when the body is experiencing lots of inflammation.
  • Because the protein acts to remove dead cells, it's a super marker for inflammation, also linked to weight gain and obesity.

"Here, we've asked experts to break down what's to blame for c-reactive protein in your blood, what it says about your weight, and what you can do to fight back."

Read more: //www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/c-reactive-protein







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