Fig. 1. Relationship between PP (p < 0.001) and plasma level ofIL-6 [from 4].
these other inflammatory markers. In a cross-sectional investigation of 508 apparently healthy men, investigators reported that increasing levels of PP were significantly associated with increasing levels of ICAM-1 and IL-6 (fig. 1) . This association was observed after adjustment for age, diabetes, lipids, BMI, smoking, and family history of myocardial infarction. Engstrom et al.  investigated the relationship between five inflammation-sensitive plasma proteins (fibrinogen, a1-glucoprotein, a1-antitrypsin, haptoglobin and cerulo-plasmin) and PP among Swedish men who were not being treated for hypertension. They found that PP was not related to the inflammation-sensitive
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