Published On: Mon, Jan 18th, 2016

Obesity can develop blood clotting disorder


Obesity and overweight are more dangerous and affects all and sundry. It can have impacts on different parts of human body. It can destroy your health and appearance too. Recently a new study has stated that obesity has a connection with the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents.

The research study demonstrated that Obesity, as firmed by body mass index, was a statistically important interpreter of blood clot creation in adolescents.

The researchers of the study advised that the connection between obesity and venous thromboembolism (VTE), the creation of blood clots, can reason both acute and chronic health troubles if left unprocessed.

Elizabeth Halvorson, who is an assistant professor at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina, US, stated that “Our study demonstrated an association between obesity and VTE in children, which should be explored further in larger future studies,”

She further added that “This is important because the incidence of paediatric VTE has increased dramatically over the last 20 years and childhood obesity remains highly prevalent in the US,”

The researchers, between January 2000 and September 2012, conducted a retrospective chart review of patients at Wake Forest Baptist’s Brenner Children’s Hospital, for the research study. They recognized 88 patients between ages 2-18 who affirmed cases of VTE.

Later than regulating for the other peril factors, amid them bloodstream infection and time spent in a rigorous concern unit, the researchers discovered a little, but the statistically important connection between obesity and VTE.

The research study was cited in the journal Hospital Pediatrics.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.