Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.

Abstract

This project examines longitudinal associations between serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, measured using a high-sensitivity assay, and established cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure and lipid levels, as well as resting heart rate, waist/hip ratio and daily hours of sleep. Unexpected negative associations were found with total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, contrary to what was expected. A significant positive association, not explained by physical activity or infection status, was found with resting heart rate. Further study is warranted.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2005

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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