Is obesity a causal factor of developing blood clots?

Av Søren Beck Jensen
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It is well known to most people that obesity is detrimental to health and that cardiovascular disease is a main concern. You may wonder if overweight in itself is the cause of these diseases so that weight loss would in fact prevent disease from developing. A study by Lindstrõm and colleagues published in the scientific journal Human Genetics shows that obesity is indeed a cause in the development of venous thrombosis, or a blood clot.

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