Pilot clinical study to evaluate the anticoagulant activity of fucoidan.

  title={Pilot clinical study to evaluate the anticoagulant activity of fucoidan.},
  author={Mohammad R Irhimeh and Janet Helen Fitton and Ray M. Lowenthal},
  journal={Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis : an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis},
  volume={20 7},
Seaweed-derived heparin-like substances such as fucoidan have been extensively studied in vitro as potential blood anticoagulants. However, there have been no human studies investigating the anticoagulant activity of fucoidan when administered orally. This pilot clinical trial was aimed to assess the safety and clinical effects of fucoidan ingestion on hemostasis as well as study its in-vitro anticoagulant activity. In a single-blinded clinical trial, a total of 20 human volunteers were… CONTINUE READING
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