Are the associations between diet and C-reactive protein independent of obesity?

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Objectives. To determine the relative magnitude of the effect of dietary factors on circulating C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, controlling for BMI.Methods. 1808 men and 2269 women attended the 1994/95 follow-up survey from the Busselton Health Study, Australia. A composite diet score was derived from a short questionnaire. Height and weight were measured.Results. After controlling for BMI, CRP levels were associated with red meat intake (males only, p=0.001), fruit intake (males p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-76
JournalAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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