Obesity, haemostasis and the fibrinolytic system.

  title={Obesity, haemostasis and the fibrinolytic system.},
  author={Ilse L. Mertens and L Van Gaal},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={3 2},
Obese patients are at risk for the development of cardiovascular diseases, which can in part be explained by disturbances in the haemostatic and fibrinolytic systems. Indeed, obese subjects tend to have higher values of fibrinogen, factor VII, factor VIII, von Willebrand factor and plasminogen activator inhibitor compared to non-obese subjects. Abdominal obesity, in particular, has been shown to be associated with disturbances in fibrinogen, factor VIII and von Willebrand factor, while less… CONTINUE READING


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