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Old 02-07-2009, 08:42 AM   #4
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Default Re: blood thinners and omega 3 fish oil

Originally Posted by Arka View Post
Aspirin is a well known blood thinner. If you take a couple of tablets and cut yourself,you will bleed for longer than if you hadn't taken them. I read once of a boxer taking an aspirin before a fight . His corner couldn't staunch the bleeding from a cut and the fight was stopped.
That's not because of blood thinning, aspirine stops the production of thromboxane, a substance needed for blood clotting.
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