2021
DOI: 10.1101/2021.05.19.21257443
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Abstract: A higher body mass index (BMI) is a recognised risk factor for thrombosis. Platelets are essential for haemostasis but also contribute to thrombosis when activated pathologically. We hypothesised that an increase in BMI may lead to changes in platelet characteristics, thereby contributing to increased thrombotic risk. The effect of BMI on platelet traits measured by Sysmex XN-1000 was explored in 33388 UK blood donors from the INTERVAL study. Linear regression was used for observational analyses between BMI … Show more

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