A man whose son recently died of a pulmonary embolus has starting campaigning for increased awareness of the risks of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) from the inactivity brought on by playing computer games.
“After my research I saw there was no difference to Chris sitting at a desk on his Xbox and someone on a long-haul flight.
“Sitting still is literally the danger zone. Chris loved to play and would stay up all night.
“Millions of people worldwide are playing these games for hours, and there is a risk.”
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