Sunday March 17th
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Children who are overweight can be more likely to have life-threatening blood clots than people with healthy weight, and the good news is that getting a healthy weight before 13 years eliminates the risk.
According to the US medical website "HealthDayNews"Scientists used in the study, published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, medical data records for calculating the annual BMI of more than 300,000 Danish children between the ages of 7 and 13 born in 1930 and 1989.
The researchers focused especially on the risk of venous thrombosis, a condition in which blood clots have formed in the depth, usually in the bone. If one of these strokes passes through the body to the lungs, it can block the blood flow and cause pulmonary embolism,.
"This study is the first to investigate the role of childhood obesity in the risk of venous thromboembolism as an adult," says lead researcher Dr. Jens Sandbul, an epidemiologist at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark..
The study showed that children with the highest body mass index (BMI) had 30% to 50% of their BMI increased risk of blood clots as an adult..
But Soundbull warned that the results do not necessarily mean that childhood obesity was directly responsible for blood clots, but overweight children may be associated with weight gain in adulthood, reflecting a stable lifestyle for life.
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