Sitting too long increases risk for pulmonary embolism

Sitting too long could be making you sick

Sitting around just might be making you sick.

A new study finds that extensive sitting increases women's risk of Pulmonary Embolism.

The condition occurs when a substance, usually a blood clot, travels through the bloodstream and lodges in the main artery leading to the lungs.

The most at-risk group women who sit for more than 41 hours a week outside of work.

The least at-risk group sat for less than 10 hours a week.

Still, doctors say the increased risk of p-e from extensive sitting is relatively small.
 

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