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Serum C-reactive protein and lipids in ultra-Marathon runners

      Abstract

      In this investigation, we compared lipid and inflammatory parameters in regular long distance runners with matched sedentary controls. Long distance runners had significantly lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and C-reactive protein levels than the control group. This exercise-induced reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol was independent of the decrease in C-reactive protein levels.
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