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Exercise May Lower C-Reactive Protein
In his poster presentation at the annual meeting of the World Congress on Insulin Resistance , Richardson also noted that if a person did 500 METs or more per week, the risk reduction was 33% (OR 0.67, 95% CI 0.53-0.84, P=0.001). “Our findings suggest that a significant inverse dose-response relationship exists between self-reported volumes of vigorous intensity exercise and elevated C-reactive protein,” he told MedPage Today. “These results also suggest this relationship is independent of visceral adiposity, a known mediator in the relationship between physical activity and C-reactive protein. The protective inverse association was independent of several metabolic risk factors.” “Vigorous intensity physical activity, even among those with central adiposity, reduced the odds ratio of falling into the high levels of C-reactive protein,” Richardson explained. “Even people who exercised vigorously that did not reach the recommended levels also showed lower odds ratio for being in the high C-reactive protein level when compared with individuals who did not exercise vigorously during the week.” He said that vigorous intensity varies from one person to another and can be just walking to the mailbox for some people, and playing basketball or running a road race for others.
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