||Many studies in
other countries have confirmed these data. Data from the Augsburg cohort of Monitoring
Trends and Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease (MONICA), a large-scale European study,
again demonstrated that as levels of CRP increased from low-normal to high-normal, so too
did the age-adjusted risk of developing CHD.
Koenig W, Sund M, Frohlich M, Fischer HG, Lowel H, Doring A, Hutchinson WL, Pepys MB.
C-reactive protein, a sensitive marker of inflammation, predicts future risk of coronary
heart disease in initially healthy middle-aged men: results from the MONICA (Monitoring
Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease) Augsburg Cohort Study, 1984 to 1992.