Bleeding & Coagulation Disorders
Insulin resistance, body mass index and venous thromboembolism
Inge M van Schouwenburg*, Bakhtawar K Mahmoodi, Nic JGM Veeger
*Corresponding author: Inge M van Schouwenburg
Department of Hematology, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
F1000Posters 2012, 3: 1599 (slide presentation) [English]
Slide Presentation [701 KB]
23rd Congress of The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2011, 23 - 28 Jul 2011, P000
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
A relationship between arterial (ATE) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) has been reported. Here, we looked at whether this association is due to joint underlying pathology or common risk factors?
Insulin resistance increases the risk of (unprovoked) VTE, but not independently of BMI. The relation between obesity and VTE is not explained by insulin resistance.
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