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How does liquor affect deep vein thrombosis?

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One study found that, compared to non-drinkers, people who drank more than 3 ounces of liquor per week had a 53% higher risk of deep vein thrombosis. It might be a question of habits. People who said they drink a lot of liquor also tended to binge drink, which counteracts any helpful effects you might get from alcohol in moderation.

SOURCES:

Fiumara, K. , March 2009. Circulation

Gaborit, F.S. , July 2013. Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Ida Hansen-Krone, PhD, University Hospital of North, Norway.

Hansen-Krone, I. , August 2011. Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Peter Lawrence, MD, chief of vascular surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Marco Pahor MD, director, Institute of Aging, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Pahor, M. , September 1996. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Suman Rathbon, MD, director of vascular medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on December 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Fiumara, K. , March 2009. Circulation

Gaborit, F.S. , July 2013. Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Ida Hansen-Krone, PhD, University Hospital of North, Norway.

Hansen-Krone, I. , August 2011. Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Peter Lawrence, MD, chief of vascular surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Marco Pahor MD, director, Institute of Aging, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Pahor, M. , September 1996. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Suman Rathbon, MD, director of vascular medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on December 17, 2017

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