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Increased Levels of Protein (interleukin-6) Related to Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

It has been suggested in an article published in the open –access journal PLoS Medicine that there is a relation between coronary heart disease and levels of interleukin-6(IL-6) initiated by inflammation that pulls immune system cells towards injured part.  John Danesh (University of Cambridge) and colleagues also mention that new drugs designed to fight vascular disease may also target the IL-6 protein.

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the biggest causes of death in adults in developed countries. When deposits of plaque, calcium, and other cellular waste products harden against the arterial walls (atherosclerosis), there is a discontinuity of blood flow through the body and these blockages in the coronary arteries result in CHD

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