one of the bod's measures of inflammation is c reactive protein...
i started this with the recollection of a reference to crp and magnesium, and ended up with the list here:
488 apparently healthy children aged 10–13 years were randomly enrolled from Durango, a city in northern Mexico, through two-stage cluster sampling... Children who had both elevated hsCRP levels (2.45 (10.6) mg/l) and hypomagnesemia (1.3 (0.3) mg/dl) exhibit the highest fasting glucose (96.0 (13.9) mg/dl), insulin (13.6 (7.5) µU/ml) and triglycerides (131.5 (43.5) mg/dl) levels as well as the lowest HDL-cholesterol (46.4 (9.0) mg/dl) levels.http://www.jacn.org/cgi/content/abstract/24/3/166
After controlling for demographic and cardiovascular risk factors, adults who consumed <RDA of magnesium were 1.48–1.75 times more likely to have elevated CRP than adults who consumed ≥RDA... Most Americans consume magnesium at levels below the RDA. Individuals with intakes below the RDA are more likely to have elevated CRP, which may contribute to cardiovascular disease risk.
here's an interesting conclusion from an italian study:http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/pr ... /000202632
This study provides evidence that lower 25(OH)D and higher CRP levels are independently associated with lower hemoglobin concentrations in kidney disease subjects not requiring dialysis
another one:http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve ... 2308020373
Logistic modeling predicting iron deficiency revealed having a BMI ≥85th percentile and for each 1 mg/dL increase in C-reactive protein the odds ratio for iron deficiency more than doubled... Findings indicate that heavier-weight female adolescents are at greater risk for iron deficiency and that inflammation stemming from excess adipose tissue contributes to this phenomenon. Food and nutrition professionals should consider elevated BMI as an additional risk factor for iron deficiency in female adolescents.
here are some additional references connecting nutrients and crp (i haven't checked them out yet) about nutrition and crp
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