According to a new study, researchers were able to reveal that men with more weight and height are at more risk of developing fatal blood clot than those who were either over-weight or very tall along with short and lean men. Also, women have been reported to be at risk of the same.
The condition referred to as deep vein thrombosis is triggered by the clot and observed as an affliction faced by people in situation where they don’t have the opportunity to move their legs.
Other causes of the condition have been linked to injury and genetic conditions that may trigger blood clot in people. Though the clot starts from the leg, it is reported to have the ability to move to the lung whereby causing a deadly pulmonary embolism.
The new study, involved the collection of the data on 26,714 people from 1994 to 2007, including 461 reports of venous thromboembolism.
The researchers discovered that obese and tall men who were at most six feet tall, had more than five times the risk for a clot when compared with normal-weight men shorter than 5 feet 7 inches. The risk was three times higher in women who were obese and at least 5 feet 6 inches, compared to normal-weight women shorter than 5 feet 3 inches.
The study’s co-author, Sigrid K. Braekkan, has advised that sitting in a particular place for a long period should be avoided.