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My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

High C-reactive protein levels increase risk of diabetes - high fat diets reduce C-reactive protein levels

This study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine 2003 Jan 13;163(1):93-9

Study title and authors:
C-reactive protein as a predictor for incident diabetes mellitus among middle-aged men: results from the MONICA Augsburg cohort study, 1984-1998.
Thorand B, Löwel H, Schneider A, Kolb H, Meisinger C, Fröhlich M, Koenig W.
GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, Germany.

This study can be accessed at:

The objective of the study was to investigate the association between C-reactive protein and type two diabetes among middle-aged men. C-reactive protein levels and incidence of diabetes were analysed in 2,052 initially nondiabetic men aged 45 to 74 years were followed up for an average of 7.2 years.

The study found that men who had the highest C-reactive protein levels had a 2.7 times higher risk of developing diabetes compared with men with the lowest C-reactive protein levels.

The most effective dietary way to lower C-reactive protein levels is to consume a high-fat diet see here.

Links to other studies:
High C-reactive protein levels associated with higher death rates in type II diabetics
Statin treatment increases cardiovascular diseases in diabetics by 31%
High fat diets reduce dangerous C-reactive protein levels by 52.6%