Table 2

Beta-carotene and C reactive protein (CRP) levels over 7 years on the Low Inflammatory Foods Everyday diet

DateBeta-carotene (3–91)CRP*
3 July 2012 (baseline)53†0.3
14 August 201292
12 December 20121700.2
19 June 2013180
28 August 20141800.3
27 June 20191880.9
3 September 20191590.9
13 November 191690.8
  • *CRP <1 is optimal.

  • †While this value is in the normal range for beta-carotene, it was likely due to the patient’s large consumption of sweet potatoes rather his dark green vegetable intake at baseline.