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The number of people in the UK dying of DVT is soaring as more and more workers eat at their desk and fail to get up for a break.
 
Figures highlighted by DVT charity Lifeblood have revealed ten people a day are now dying of the condition.
 
Research has shown nearly 75 per cent of office staff aged 21 to 30 and working 10-hour days, do not get up to take a break.
 
Ten people a day are dying of blood clots as more and more workers eat at their desk
 
This doubles the chances of them getting deep vein thrombosis, according to the charity.
 
Lifeblood's Annya Stephens-Boal told the Mirror: 'We all do it, work long hours and grab a sandwich at our desk.'
 
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The number of DVT victims under 40 is rising rapidly, with 94 dying in 2010 up 40 per cent from 67 in 2007, figures showed yesterday.
 
A total of 3,798 people died of DVT in 2010, according to the Office for National Statistics.
 
Nearly 75 per cent of office staff aged 21-30 and working 10-hour days, do not get up to take a break - doubling the chances of them getting deep vein thrombosis
 
It kills when blood clots in veins move to the lungs. Ms Stephens-Boal fears many cases are never detected.
 
'We believe there are 60,000 DVT cases a year throughout the UK,' she said.
 
'The scariest part is that 80 per cent have no signs at all, no swelling, redness or pain. We call it the silent killer.'
 
Experts say the best way to avoid DVT is to keep mobile, lose excess weight, give up smoking and eat a low salt and low fat diet.