So, were the airlines fibbing all along ?

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  1. Nick_UK

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    Seems that leg exercise is not the entire answer to Deep Vain Thrombosis. After stressing that we could all die if we didn't do this on long flights, it appears that a more likely cause could be the fact that airlines are allegedly starving us of oxygen :eek: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    "..... a Lancet study by Dutch researchers found chemicals indicating clotting in 71 volunteers were higher during eight hours on a flight than in the cinema.

    It suggests low air pressure and oxygen levels on a flight may play a role."




    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4788774.stm
     

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