Elevated levels of factor VII activity in the postprandial state: effect of the factor VII Arg-Gln polymorphism.

A genetic polymorphism (Arg/Gln353) of coagulation factor VII was recently identified and shown to be associated with differences in basal factor VII coagulant activity. Postprandial lipaemia seems to exert an acute but evanescent effect on the activity of factor VII, and the influence of the Arg/Gln353 polymorphism on factor VII activation during… CONTINUE READING