Journal article

Serum C-reactive protein and lipids in ultra-marathon runners

M Tomaszewski, FJ Charchar, L Crawford, E Zukowska-Sczechowska, W Grzeszczak, N Sattar, AF Dominiczak

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY | EXCERPTA MEDICA INC-ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2004

Abstract

In this investigation, we compared lipid and inflammatory parameters in regular long distance runners with matched sedentary controls. Long distance runners had significantly lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and C-reactive protein levels than the control group. This exercise-induced reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol was independent of the decrease in C-reactive protein levels.

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