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Blood rheology in vegetarians.

Abstract

1. Blood rheology has been quantified by measuring blood and plasma viscosity, packed cell volume (PCV), erythrocyte filterability and erythrocyte aggregation in forty-eight voluntary vegetarians and compared with matched controls. 2. Results show that in vegetarians, values for PCV were lower than those in controls, leading to reduced native blood viscosity. In addition PCV-standardized blood viscosity was also decreased. This was brought about mostly by lower plasma viscosity. Erythrocyte rheology seemed to be unaltered. Stricter avoidance of animal products was associated with even lower values for these indices. 3. These observations are in agreement with the fact that other low-cardiovascular-risk groups show better than average blood fluidity. They are consistent with the hypothesis that in vitro measurements of blood rheology may provide signs of early atherosclerotic changes in vivo.

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    Hemorheology Research Laboratory, Clinic for Physical Medicine, University of Munich, Federal Republic of Germany.

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    Source

    The British journal of nutrition 56:3 1986 Nov pg 555-60

    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Adult
    Blood Physiological Phenomena
    Blood Pressure
    Blood Viscosity
    Cholesterol
    Diet, Vegetarian
    Female
    Hematocrit
    Humans
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Rheology

    Pub Type(s)

    Comparative Study
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    3676231

    Citation

    Ernst, E, et al. "Blood Rheology in Vegetarians." The British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 56, no. 3, 1986, pp. 555-60.
    Ernst E, Pietsch L, Matrai A, et al. Blood rheology in vegetarians. Br J Nutr. 1986;56(3):555-60.
    Ernst, E., Pietsch, L., Matrai, A., & Eisenberg, J. (1986). Blood rheology in vegetarians. The British Journal of Nutrition, 56(3), pp. 555-60.
    Ernst E, et al. Blood Rheology in Vegetarians. Br J Nutr. 1986;56(3):555-60. PubMed PMID: 3676231.
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