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New DVT findings
A study carried out at Leicester and Aberdeen universities has found that Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is not caused by low cabin pressure in aircraft.

Dr William Toff is reported to have said thay they found no evidence that the low pressure and low oxygen activate blood clotting.

But Dr Toff went on to say that we know from many other studies that prolonged sitting, such as during long journeys by air, road or rail, does increase the rist of DVT.

The overall risk of thrombosis after a long-haul flight is about 1 in 2000 he said

Posted : 24/05/2006 11:29:14

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