TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There may be at least one advantage to being short: a lower risk for dangerous blood clots in the veins, a new study shows.

These clots, called venous thromboembolisms, include blockages known as DVTs (deep vein thrombosis), which typically start in the legs and can travel to the lungs, raising a person’s odds for stroke.

Sometimes DVTs occur after long-haul flights, so they’ve been dubbed “economy class syndrome.” But new research suggests a…

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