Estimation of Clotting Accelerator Activity in Plasma after Ingestion of Fat
A relatively simple method is presented which permits a quantitative estimation of a "coagulation accelerator activity" which appears in plasma of human and dog blood after oral ingestion of various fats. Accelerator activity and increased plasma turbidity were observed after ingestion of cream, peanut oil, cocoanut oil, linseed oil, or sodium oleate. Peak responses were seen between 3 and 5 hours after fat intake with gradual return toward control levels in 7 hours.
- Received January 31, 1957.
- © 1957 American Heart Association, Inc.