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Platelet adhesiveness, coagulation, and fibrinolytic activity in obesity
  1. C. P. Warlow,
  2. A. McNeill,
  3. D. Ogston,
  4. A. S. Douglas
  1. Department of Medicine, University of Aberdeen


    In a study of 41 fasting subjects it was confirmed that fibrinolytic activity was reduced in obese persons: an increase in fibrinogen was also associated with obesity. There was no correlation between obesity and the platelet count, platelet adhesiveness to glass, the level of serum fibrin degradation products, or the whole blood clotting time in plastic tubes.

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