Very simple changes in lifestyle that involves healthy eating and exercising well can help reduce the risk of blood clots, a recent study has revealed. The study has underlined the importance of having a healthy body mass index.
Nearly 30,000 people aged 45 and older were tracked for nearly five years. The participants' heart health was evaluated as per the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 measures, which are eating healthy, keeping active, avoiding tobacco, and keeping a tab on cholesterol and blood pressure.
Depending on the participants' statistics against these parameters, they were classified as inadequate, average or optimum. Experts also compared the incidence of blood clots in the three groups.
The researchers also said that the crucial factor in reducing the risk of blood clots were maintaining ideal levels of physical activity and body-mass index.