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What is C-reactive protein?

Q: Like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, C-reactive protein (CRP) is turning out to be a marker for heart disease and stroke. Can you please explain in laymans language, what is C-reactive protein, and what are the food sources thereof?

A:CRP (C-reactive protein) is an inflammatory marker which gets released by various cells in the body in response to various stimuli like heart attack, various infections in the body etc. CRP is released by various cells of body, there are no food sources.

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