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I read that prunes and oranges are high in salicylates. Would that mean orange juice & prune juice can help think my blood and possibly prevent clots?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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Salicylates are aspirin-like substances that block vitamin k absorption & reduce platelet cell aggregation (i.
e. Prevent clots). Fruits high in salicylates include raisins/ prunes/cherries/cranberries/blueberries/ grapes/oranges/strawberries. So these fruits may well help prevent blood clots, but if you're at risk for clots (as in smoker on bc pills or hx of dvt) may need medical intervention.

In brief: See below

Salicylates are aspirin-like substances that block vitamin k absorption & reduce platelet cell aggregation (i.
e. Prevent clots). Fruits high in salicylates include raisins/ prunes/cherries/cranberries/blueberries/ grapes/oranges/strawberries. So these fruits may well help prevent blood clots, but if you're at risk for clots (as in smoker on bc pills or hx of dvt) may need medical intervention.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Careful, Assumptions

Possibly, but compounds, e.
g. Salicylates, of very similar structure sometimes have very different biologic responses, thus the crucial importance of clinical trials to verify pros & cons of response. Blood viscosity is mostly due to rbc surface proteins; blood viscosity (“thinning”) becomes low if anemic, not good. This is quite different from anti-clotting; despite commonly promoted rhetoric.

In brief: Careful, Assumptions

Possibly, but compounds, e.
g. Salicylates, of very similar structure sometimes have very different biologic responses, thus the crucial importance of clinical trials to verify pros & cons of response. Blood viscosity is mostly due to rbc surface proteins; blood viscosity (“thinning”) becomes low if anemic, not good. This is quite different from anti-clotting; despite commonly promoted rhetoric.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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