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      Blood Fibrinolytic Activity in Young Britons, Africans and Asians in Relation to their Weight-for-Height’ Standard

      Journal of Vascular Research

      S. Karger AG

      Fibrinolitic activity, Different races, Body weight

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          The blood fibrinolytic activity was studied in 93 volunteers belonging to 3 different racial groups and related to their body weight adjusted to the ‘weight-for-height’ standard. No difference was found in this activity when overweight, underweight and standard weight British and Asian males were compared. Increased blood fibrinolytic activity was observed in overweight African Negroes as compared to those of standard weight, and decreased blood fibrinolytic activity was discovered in underweight British women when compared to those of standard weight or overweight. It is suggested that the increased fibrinolytic activity in overweight African males may be due to their increased muscular bulk, since muscles are a potent contributor of plasminogen activator to the circulation.

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          J Vasc Res
          Journal of Vascular Research
          S. Karger AG
          18 September 2008
          : 7
          : 6
          : 351-356
          Department of Medicine, Royal Victoria Infirmary and University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne
          157850 Angiologica 1970;7:351–356
          © 1970 S. Karger AG, Basel

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