C-reactive Protein

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of subclinical inflammation. Elevated CRP is associated with a 2- to 5-fold increased risk of coronary events.1,2 CRP is inversely related with insulin sensitivity,3 directly related with type 2 diabetes risk,4 and elevated among...

Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is associated with lower CHD and diabetes risk.7 Self-reported physical activity is inversely related with CRP concentrations.8,9Cardiorespiratory fitness (“fitness”), assessed with maximal exercise testing, is stronger than self-reported...

Cultural Activity Participation Study

Informed consent was obtained from 44 African American (AA), 45 Native American (NA), and 46 Caucasian (CA) women who volunteered to be in the Cross-Cultural Activity Participation Study (CAPS). The aim of CAPS was to develop physical activity surveys for diverse...

Brief Rapid Communications

After a 12-hour fast and 24-hour abstinence from exercise and smoking, antecubital blood was collected in EDTA, centrifuged, and frozen at −80°C until analysis. Plasma CRP concentrations were measured with the Dade-Behring high-sensitivity immunoassay (detection...