Protein May Predict Development of Late-Onset Schizophrenia

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In a large prospective study, researchers found that elevated blood levels of a major factor in the body’s immune system—C-reactive protein—were associated with a six- to 11-fold increased risk of developing late-onset schizophrenia.

….assuming that C-reactive protein is actually contributing to schizophrenia risk, he indicated, then it helps support the “inflammatory pathophysiology hypothesis in schizophrenia”—a hypothesis that “is opening new opportunities for etiology and therapeutic discovery.”

–Psychiatric News Alert

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