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August 18, 2004

Tomato Juice and Platelet Aggregation in Type 2 Diabetes

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(7):805-806. doi:10.1001/jama.292.7.805

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