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Blood rheology in vegetarians.
Br J Nutr 1986; 56(3):555-60BJ

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.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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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TY - JOUR T1 - Blood rheology in vegetarians. AU - Ernst,E, AU - Pietsch,L, AU - Matrai,A, AU - Eisenberg,J, PY - 1986/11/1/pubmed PY - 1986/11/1/medline PY - 1986/11/1/entrez SP - 555 EP - 60 JF - The British journal of nutrition JO - Br. J. Nutr. VL - 56 IS - 3 N2 - 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. SN - 0007-1145 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3676231/full_citation L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0007114586001381/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -