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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Working through your lunchbreak could cause a deadly blood clot

"Working through your lunchbreak could cause a deadly blood clot, a New Zealand expert warns after new research found the practice is rife among young office workers.
A British survey of 1000 workers aged 21-30, commissioned by the deep vein thrombosis charity Lifeblood, found 73 per cent ate lunch at their desks.
The finding comes after research by the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand showed the risk of suffering a potentially deadly blood clot more than doubled among people who often or always ate lunch at their desks.
Sitting for extended periods decreases the flow of blood to the legs, which increases the chance of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism."

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