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Can losing weight lower your risk of DVT?

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Studies show that losing weight can change your blood chemistry and lower your risks. Overweight and obese adults who did moderately intense aerobic exercise improved their blood health, even if they didn't lose weight. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like you can lower the risk of a second DVT by losing weight after you've had one.

SOURCES:

Allman-Farinelli, M. , November 2011. Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis

CDC: "Deep Vein Thrombosis [DVT] / Pulmonary Embolism [PE] -- Blood Clot Forming in a Vein, Facts."

Sam Schulman, MD, director, Clinical Thromboembolism Program, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario.

Natalie Evans, MD, vascular medicine specialist, Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Marc Passman, MD, director, Vein Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 21, 2020

SOURCES:

Allman-Farinelli, M. , November 2011. Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis

CDC: "Deep Vein Thrombosis [DVT] / Pulmonary Embolism [PE] -- Blood Clot Forming in a Vein, Facts."

Sam Schulman, MD, director, Clinical Thromboembolism Program, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario.

Natalie Evans, MD, vascular medicine specialist, Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Marc Passman, MD, director, Vein Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 21, 2020

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