30 Jul '11, 2pm

A new risk marker for heart diseases: By Sharon See | Posted: 30 July 2011 2233 hrs SINGAPORE: Obesity, high cho...

A new risk marker for heart diseases: By Sharon See | Posted: 30 July 2011 2233 hrs SINGAPORE: Obesity, high cho...

SINGAPORE: Obesity, high cholesterol and smoking are some well-known factors that can lead to heart disease. But there is another measure that can push a group of seemingly-healthy people into the high risk category. Doctors said C-Reactive Protein (CRP) levels can be a more accurate indicator of possible heart diseases. A screening test that measures CRP in blood can be a more accurate indicator, say doctors. While such screening tests are not for everyone, those above the age of 40 who go for regular screening may benefit most. Associate Professor Tai E Shyong, Senior Consultant & Head, Endocrinology, National University Hospital, said: "The Singapore recommendation is that everybody above the age of 40 should have a cholesterol measure, should have a blood pressure measure, should have a blood sugar measure. "Then you can combine all these information to a score that te...

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