Long TV Time Poses Clot Risk

Other ways to prevent clots include maintaining a healthy weight, getting regular physical activity and eating a heart-healthy diet, Cushman said.

The study is to be presented Sunday at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting, in Anaheim, Calif. Findings presented at meetings are generally viewed as preliminary until they’ve been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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SOURCES: Mary Cushman, M.D., professor, medicine, hematology/oncology devision, University of Vermont Larner Medical College, Burlington; James Catanese, M.D., chief, cardiology, Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, N.Y.; Nov. 12, 2017, presentation, American Heart Association, annual meeting, Anaheim, Calif.

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