The high-sensitivity c-reactive protein test (hs-CRP) is used as a marker for inflammation. Measuring and charting CRP values can help determine disease progress or the effectiveness of treatments. It can be a warning sign that the body is reacting to something in the diet (e.g. gluten or refined carbs) or body (e.g. infection or chronic inflammation).
Is also well-known that CRP levels predict repeat coronary events among patients who already suffer from heart disease and that the outcome of patients immediately after a heart attack is tightly linked to CRP levels. Ultimately, individuals with non-optimal levels of CRP have a risk about 2 to 3 times higher than the risk of those with low, optimal levels .