Sitting in front of TV ‘increases blood clot risk’

Couch potatoes be warned.

Slumping in front of the TV every night after work can double the risk of deadly blood clots, those geeks in white coats would like us to believe. They say their research suggests but do you really want to take the risk?
The geeks say they foun  found that sitting down for more than 41 hours a week outside of work increases the chance of suffering a blood clot in the lungs.

The study, on almost 70,000 women, found that those who sit for long periods are two to three times more likely to develop a clot than those who sit for less than ten hours outside of their workplaces. Why they studied just women beats me.

Note this though. Tthe risk is small and is only slightly higher than that for people who fly long-haul or women who take the Pill.

A blood clot can travel from deep veins in the legs into the lungs, and has the potential to cause death.

Symptoms of a clot include difficulty in breathing, chest pain and coughing.

Small as it is, do you really want that sort of business happening in your body. I don’t. I guess I will just go drinking then. Wait a minute, does my TV even work?

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