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How Your Apple or Pear Shape Could Increase Your Risk Of DVT

The BBC recently reported that men and women who were considered to be apple or pear shaped, were far more likely to suffer from Deep Vein Thrombosis. In a recent 10 year medical test, researchers took data from over 50,000 women and men. During this time the scientists saw that there was a definite pattern emerging, and proved that those with an apple or pear shape were far more likely to suffer from deep vein thrombosis.

Women with excess amounts of fat on both their tights and hips, were among some of the worst affected. Male cases who hard larger waists and stomachs were again at high risk. The areas where your body collects its fat can have a profound effect on your health. Doctors are still unsure as to why the fat in these areas increases the risk of DVT, but there is now enough research to prove their is a definite link between the two.

Large amounts of fat around the body do not only increase the risk of DVT, the excess fat can also lead to a number of health conditions including heart disease, fatty liver disease and even type 2 diabetes.