Posted: Nov 16, 2009 2:59 PM by NBC
Updated: Nov 16, 2009 2:59 PM
While obesity can increase the risk for blood clots, the location of the fat may be particularly important.
But where those extra pounds are on the body may be key. For women -- a larger hip circumference increased the risk for clots. For men, it's a larger belly.
Researchers say they're not sure why different areas of fat on the body affect this risk.