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
* * SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE * *
The JAMA Network Sites will be conducting routine maintenance from 10/20/2017 through 10/21/2017. During this window access to content and authentication may be intermittently available. The JAMA Store will be completely unavailable during the maintenance window.