A new study proposes a link between long distance travel and the development of blood clots.
Press Release Distribution Service – Wired PR News – A recently published study links blood clots to long distance travel. As reported by Reuters, researchers who analyzed over a dozen studies done previously found a relationship between travel and risks of the development of venous thromboembolism (VTE), or the formation of blood clots in the veins.
As noted in the report, VTE can be life threatening, particularly if a clot travels to the lungs. Experts advise long distance travelers to take precautions to reduce risks of clot formation by staying hydrated and taking the opportunity to move around when possible during flights.
As further noted by Reuters, more information about the study may be found in the Annals of Internal Medicine, August 4, 2009 publication.
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