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Anemia, inflammation common in heart failure

Four in 10 patients hospitalized with heart failure have anemia. In such patients, several proinflammatory cytokines are independently associated with anemia, a recent study found. Investigators from The Netherlands and the United Kingdom conducted a multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial of…

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Low levels of plasma vitamin B6 are associated with systemic markers of inflammation

Low levels of pyridoxal-5-phosphate (PLP), the active form of vitamin B6, have been measured in patients with cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and diabetes. Key Point: This study supports the hypothesis that inflammation is associated with a functional deficiency of vitamin B6. It is important to note that… 

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Excessive vitamin D correlated with higher blood levels of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein

The inverse association between serum vitamin D level and the serum level of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP) is apparent only at low levels of vitamin D. At levels of serum vitamin D above the median, serum CRP actually increases, a recent study found. CRP, which measures general levels… 

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