Plasma fibrinogen levels and cardiovascular risk factors in Japanese schoolchildren.

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BACKGROUND Plasma fibrinogen level has been recognized as an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis and its thrombotic complications in adults. The present study aimed to clarify the association between plasma fibrinogen levels and cardiovascular risk factors in Japanese children. METHODS A total of 294 schoolchildren (145 boys and 149 girls) aged 10… (More)

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