Metabolic Syndrome May Raise Odds of Recurring Blood Clots

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions—obesity, high blood pressure, problematic cholesterol, impaired metabolic function, and excessive waist circumference—that occur together and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. An analysis of data concerning over 151,000 deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients revealed that those with metabolic syndrome had a 37% increased risk for additional clots.

Blood Advances, January 2020