If you have been thinking that just about everything causes cancer, the results of research conducted in Denmark would seem to support that idea. Scientists have have discovered a link between elevated levels of C-reactive protein (“CRP”), which is linked to heart disease and cancer.
Having a higher-than-normal level of CRP means that your risk of cancer is 30 percent higher than the general population. Study participants who had the highest levels of CRP were a whopping 80 percent more likely to die at a young age. CRP and inflammation are connected. While research hasn’t yet revealed whether the inflammation causes cancer or is merely a symptom, perhaps an annual physical should include testing for this protein.
That way, patients with elevated levels can have the proper follow-up care and make lifestyle changes to help them improve their overall health.