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Snorers at triple risk of fatal blood clot

Snorers are three times more likely to develop a potentially fatal blood clot as compared to non-snorers,according to a new study.

Snorers are three times more likely to develop a potentially fatal blood clot as compared to non-snorers,according to a new study.

Researchers found that patients diagnosed with the snoring-related condition called sleep apnoea were three times as likely to develop a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) as non-snorers,the Daily Express reported.

A DVT is a blood clot in a vein,usually in the leg,which can break off and cause a life-threatening blockage in the lung,known as a pulmonary embolism.

The condition is usually linked to immobility,such as in patients lying in hospital beds for long periods after surgery or in long-haul airline passengers.

Although previous studies have suggested sleep apnoea may raise the risk of heart attacks,the latest investigation,by a team of researchers in Taiwan,is one of the first to show a link with DVTs.

An estimated three million people in Britain suffer with sleep apnoea.

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