Regular blood donation improves endothelial function in adult males


Yucel H., Zorlu A., Kaya H. , Yilmaz M. B.

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.16, ss.154-158, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/akd.2015.6093
  • Dergi Adı: ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.154-158

Özet

Objective: Endothelial dysfunction, secondary to systemic inflammation and oxidative stress, is known to play a major role in the development and progression of atherosclerosis. It is hypothesized that the lower incidence of coronary artery disease in the premenopausal period in females when compared with males is associated with regular menstrual blood loss. We investigated whether regular blood donation (BD) is associated with improved endothelial function in healthy adult males.