Navigation Links
Blood Gives Clues to 'Executive Thinking' Problems
Date:3/29/2010

High levels of C-reactive protein may affect decision-making and self-control

MONDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- High blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are associated with problems in executive thinking skills, such as planning, decision-making and self-control, says a German study.

CRP is considered an indicator of inflammation.

For the study, 447 older people underwent brain scans and were given tests of verbal memory, word fluency and executive function. Overall, the average time to complete the test of executive function was 85 seconds. But participants with the highest levels of CRP took an average of seven seconds longer to complete the test than those with the lowest CRP levels.

The researchers also found that those with the highest CRP levels had brain changes equivalent to 12 more years of aging than those with the lowest CRP levels.

There was no link between CRP levels and other cognitive functions, such as memory and language.

The study is in the March 30 issue of Neurology.

"The use of aspirin and (cholesterol-lowering) statin drugs, as well as physical activity and controlling weight, can help lower CRP levels in the body, but our analyses did not consider whether therapy would be effective or not," Dr. Heike Wersching of the University of Munster, an author of the study, said in a news release from the American Academy of Neurology.

More information

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry has more about C-reactive protein.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Academy of Neurology, news release, March 29, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Blood stem-cell transplant regimen reverses sickle cell disease in adults
2. Blood Thinner Combos Risky for Heart Attack Patients
3. China Cord Blood Corporation Announces Results for the Quarter and Six Months Ended September 30, 2009
4. A better sign of blood vessel narrowing and early coronary artery disease
5. American Red Cross and Other U.S. Blood Centers Send Blood to Haiti
6. Analysis Examines Ultrasound Use for Blood Clots
7. Minnesota Vikings Team With Memorial Blood Centers Again for Annual Blood Drive
8. Newly discovered mechanism by which blood clots form
9. Long Before Symptoms, Blood May Reveal Rheumatoid Arthritis
10. Fat Tissue May Be a Source of Valuable Blood Stem Cells, Study Says
11. Hematologists Can Now Earn CME Credits Through the Journal Blood
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Intermedix announced on Wednesday that it ... emergency medicine professional association, to support the organization's newly established physician group with ... Emergency Medicine, or AAEM, seeks to empower emergency physicians to control their own ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... The Wickman Agency ... to assist the local community. Pledging to select a new beneficiary every 60 ... the area. Their goal is to bring community awareness to important local causes ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... 10 Best Water is excited ... bottled water brand owners that topped the list as a result of their commitment ... The premier brand was Tibet 5100, a top notch water company that specializes in ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Dr. Jessica Barron, of Barron Family Dental in ... patients and families in the North Metro Denver area. The new dental practice focuses ... dentistry, and all in the most relaxing environment. , While some dental visits can ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... bring together more than 200 of the country’s top healthcare executives to share ... “The true benefit of the Forum is the provider-centric perspective, experience, expertise and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA ), today announced financial ... year ended December 31, 2015. --> ... for Vanda with the continued growth of HETLIOZ in ... for Non-24," said Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, M.D., Vanda,s President ... product portfolio builds on this success and underscores Vanda,s ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... new report from business intelligence provider GBI Research - Alzheimer,s Disease Therapeutics ... than double from just under $5 billion in 2014 to an estimated $10.4 ... Canada , France , Germany ... UK, and Japan , and will primarily be driven by ... , France , Germany , ...
(Date:2/10/2016)...  CVS Health (NYSE: CVS ) is offering ... Santa Clara County, CA , in response to ... University campus. CVS Pharmacy stores and MinuteClinic walk-in medical ... disease. Students at Santa Clara University who have not ... anyone who has had close contact with a person ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: