LISTEN LIVE TO NEWSTALK ZB

Newstalk ZB

ON AIR NOW

Keep up with
Newstalk ZB

Follow Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Select region

Site Search

Search Search

Higher risk of blood clots in obese

Share |

Latest Health News | Wednesday April 18 2012 12:03

Higher risk of blood clots in obese

Related

A major international study has found overweight and obese middle-aged women are at much higher risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots than women who are a healthy weight.

The research has been completed by the Universities of Otago and Oxford and published in this week's edition of the US journal Circulation.

Researchers linked questionnaire data from a cohort of more than a million UK women with their hospital admission and death records, to examine the risk of venous thromboembolism in relation to body mass index.

Otago University's Dr Lianne Parkin says the findings show heavier women are more likely to have surgery, and they are more likely to develop blood clots following that surgery.

Photo: stock.xchng

Advertisement
WIN with iHeartRadio
Advertisement
  • Boost for primary school science

  • Commonwealth Games: Taumaunu's influence still sho ...

  • Commonwealth Games: Nykia unfazed ahead of fight f ...

  • Power back on after small tornado

  • NZ urged to follow Norfolk Island's example over c ...

  • Commonwealth Games: Men's Black Sticks confident

  • Auckland Weather

    10°
    Today
    Showers
    H:20° L:13°
    Click for More Weather
    More Weather

    Electorate deals

    Should National have cut a pre-election deal with Colin Craig?

    Vote Now

    View Results