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Postprandial platelet aggregation: effects of different meals and glycemic index.
Eur J Clin Nutr 2012; 66(6):722-6EJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES

Hyperglycaemia is associated with increased platelet aggregation that increases the risk of thrombosis in people with type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Low glycemic index (GI) meals high in carbohydrate or moderately high in protein have been shown to acutely reduce postprandial excursions of plasma glucose and insulin compared with high carbohydrate high GI meals. However, it is not known whether these differences in glucose and insulin profile also impact on postprandial platelet aggregation. This study aimed to investigate the acute effects of three iso-energetic meals, on measures of postprandial platelet aggregation, in healthy individuals.

SUBJECTS/METHODS

A randomised cross-over study compared the acute effects of a high GI high carbohydrate (HGI-HC), a low GI high carbohydrate (LGI-HC) and a low GI moderately high in protein and fat (LGI-MPF) meal on postprandial platelet aggregation, glucose, insulin and triglyceride concentrations. Comparisons were made at fasting, 60 and 120 min postprandially.

RESULTS

A total of 32 volunteers (mean ± s.d.; age 59.9 ± 11.7 years, BMI 27.1 ± 3.7 kg/m(2)) participated in the study. Results showed significant reductions in maximum platelet aggregation postprandially with nonsignificant differences (all P > 0.29) between the three meals. Glucose and insulin were significantly (both P < 0.001) higher at 60 min postprandially on the HGI-HC meal compared with both LGI-HC and LGI-MPF meals. Triglycerides were not significantly different (all P > 0.25) between the three test meals.

CONCLUSION

In healthy individuals platelet aggregation is reduced postprandially but this decrease is similar between meals of different GI that induce different glucose and insulin responses.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Human Life Sciences, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22434051

Citation

Ahuja, K D K., et al. "Postprandial Platelet Aggregation: Effects of Different Meals and Glycemic Index." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 66, no. 6, 2012, pp. 722-6.
Ahuja KD, Thomas GA, Adams MJ, et al. Postprandial platelet aggregation: effects of different meals and glycemic index. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2012;66(6):722-6.
Ahuja, K. D., Thomas, G. A., Adams, M. J., & Ball, M. J. (2012). Postprandial platelet aggregation: effects of different meals and glycemic index. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 66(6), pp. 722-6. doi:10.1038/ejcn.2012.28.
Ahuja KD, et al. Postprandial Platelet Aggregation: Effects of Different Meals and Glycemic Index. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2012;66(6):722-6. PubMed PMID: 22434051.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Postprandial platelet aggregation: effects of different meals and glycemic index. AU - Ahuja,K D K, AU - Thomas,G A, AU - Adams,M J, AU - Ball,M J, Y1 - 2012/03/21/ PY - 2012/3/22/entrez PY - 2012/3/22/pubmed PY - 2012/10/2/medline SP - 722 EP - 6 JF - European journal of clinical nutrition JO - Eur J Clin Nutr VL - 66 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Hyperglycaemia is associated with increased platelet aggregation that increases the risk of thrombosis in people with type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Low glycemic index (GI) meals high in carbohydrate or moderately high in protein have been shown to acutely reduce postprandial excursions of plasma glucose and insulin compared with high carbohydrate high GI meals. However, it is not known whether these differences in glucose and insulin profile also impact on postprandial platelet aggregation. This study aimed to investigate the acute effects of three iso-energetic meals, on measures of postprandial platelet aggregation, in healthy individuals. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A randomised cross-over study compared the acute effects of a high GI high carbohydrate (HGI-HC), a low GI high carbohydrate (LGI-HC) and a low GI moderately high in protein and fat (LGI-MPF) meal on postprandial platelet aggregation, glucose, insulin and triglyceride concentrations. Comparisons were made at fasting, 60 and 120 min postprandially. RESULTS: A total of 32 volunteers (mean ± s.d.; age 59.9 ± 11.7 years, BMI 27.1 ± 3.7 kg/m(2)) participated in the study. Results showed significant reductions in maximum platelet aggregation postprandially with nonsignificant differences (all P > 0.29) between the three meals. Glucose and insulin were significantly (both P < 0.001) higher at 60 min postprandially on the HGI-HC meal compared with both LGI-HC and LGI-MPF meals. Triglycerides were not significantly different (all P > 0.25) between the three test meals. CONCLUSION: In healthy individuals platelet aggregation is reduced postprandially but this decrease is similar between meals of different GI that induce different glucose and insulin responses. SN - 1476-5640 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22434051/Postprandial_platelet_aggregation:_effects_of_different_meals_and_glycemic_index_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2012.28 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -