Nutrition & Lifestyle

The following information is a collection of advice, suggestions, experiences, and even wives’ tales from our community of Glanzmann’s patients regarding diet and nutrition. You should consult with your doctor before changing your diet. To contribute to this page, submit a form on our Contact page.

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  • 20/08/2004 - Drinking tomato juice every day reduced the blood’s clotting ability in people with type 2 diabetes, report Australian researchers this week, reports Dominique Patton.

    They found a significant lowering of platelet aggregation – the blood's ability to clot – after a daily dose of juice for three weeks, according to the research letter in this week's JAMA (Aug 18;292(7):805-6).

Community Tips

  • “In my very limited research yesterday I've already come across more items to avoid; Ginger root makes platelets less sticky, Ginkgo biloba inhibits clotting by promoting vasodilation and blood flow, Vitamin E slows down coagulation. Vitamin K (found in leafy vegetables) is good--it helps to promote clotting.”

  • “An American haematologist friend who has carried out much research into platelet aggregation recently wrote me:

    ‘Fish oil and garlic have constituents that inhibit platelets, you are very unlikely to ingest enough of these to constitute a real problem. So my advice would be similar to what my mother always told me: 'Eat a balanced diet with everything in moderation'.’”