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Sitting for Long Periods Doubles Risk of Blood Clots in the Lungs

(Science Daily) Women who sit for long periods of time everyday are two to three times more likely to develop a life-threatening blood clot in their lungs than more active women, finds a new study published on the British Medical Journalwebsite.
The new study is the first to prove that a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of developing a pulmonary embolism -- a common cause of heart disease.
An editorial published alongside the study says that, although the risk is small -- equivalent to seven extra cases per 10,000 person years, and only slightly higher than seen in users of oral contraceptives or long haul airplane travel -- the findings could have major health ramifications.
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