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Even Too Much Sitting Can Kill: Xbox Addict Dies From Blood Clot After Marathon Gaming Session

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A sad warning comes today by way of 20-year-old "Xbox addict," Chris Staniforth who was killed by a blood clot after a marathon gaming session in England, according to the NY Daily News.

An autopsy revealed that Chris Staniforth, 20, suffered from deep vein thrombosis, which can be triggered by sitting in one position for long periods of time. Staniforth, of Sheffield, England would play on his console for up to 12 hours in one sitting.

According to a coroner, Staniforth's death was caused by a clot that formed in the left calf and moved up to his lungs causing a fatal blockage. Computer sitters around world, let's take five to stretch.

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