Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub,
MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Metabolic abnormalities in type
2 diabetes are associated with increased platelet sensitivity to proaggregants
and decreased platelet sensitivity to endogenous antiaggregants.1,2 Thus,
patients with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing atherosclerosis
and cardiovascular complications.2
Lazarus SA, Bowen K, Garg ML. Tomato Juice and Platelet Aggregation in Type 2 Diabetes. JAMA. 2004;292(7):805-806. doi:10.1001/jama.292.7.805