Marathon run II: Effects on platelet aggregation.

Abstract

Platelet count and aggregation were assessed in 9 Finnish amateur runners aged 34 to 48, and one 65-year old taking part in a non-competitive marathon race (42.2 km). After the run the mean value of platelet count showed a very significant rise (p less than 0.001). The platelets were markedly more sensitive to both ADP and collagen-induced aggregation. A… (More)

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