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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Obesity boosts the risk of venous thromboembolism -- the formation in veins of blood clots that can travel to the lungs -- and is a particularly strong risk factor among men and women under 40 years old, according to a new report.
Since 1927, obesity has been thought to be a risk factor for fatal pulmonary embolism (PE). Because of the high proportion of obesity in the general population, previous studies have not determined whether obesity is an independent risk factor for PE or deep venous thrombosis (DVT). In an extensive study published in the September issue of The American Journal of Medicine.
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