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Good Habits Reduce Blood Clots January 28, 2002 - 3:20 PM | Category: Exercise | Contact the author here.
January 21, 2000
BELFAST, IRELANDóThe benefits of a healthy lifestyle continue to stack up. The latest news is that good lifestyle habits can lower blood-clotting components that may trigger heart disease and stroke. Researchers found that the men who smoked, drank alcohol, didn't exercise, and were obese had higher levels of blood components related to clotting. Those high levels may lead to heart attack or stroke. Not only can individuals improve their cholesterol and blood pressure levels by exercising, keeping their weight at healthy limits and not smoking, they can also reduce the tendency for formation of blood clots and improve circulation, noted the study's Author John W.G. Yarnell, M.D. The study analyzed six clotting-related components in the men's blood samples and found that two of themó fibrin D-dimer and von Willebrand factorówere lowered by exercise. But obese men in the study had 30 to 50 percent higher levels of two other clotting components: tissue plasminogen antigen and plasminogen activator. The smokers and heavy drinkers in the group also had higher levels of some clotting factors, but the levels fell if the men quit smoking.
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