|Document ID (ISN)||101927|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Soteriades E.S., Kales S.N., Liarokapis D., Christoudias S.G., Tucker S.A., Christiani D.C.
||Lipid profile of firefighters over time: Opportunities for prevention
||Sep. 2002, Vol.44, No.9, p.840-846. Illus. 34 ref.
||Heart disease is the primary cause of on-duty deaths in firefighters, but little is known about their lipid profile. In this study, the lipid profile was evaluated in relation to other cardiovascular disease risk factors in 321 firefighters at a baseline examination. Comparisons were performed for 285 of these firefighters four years later. The average cholesterol level declined from 224mg/dL to 214mg/dL. Conversely, both obesity (body mass index ≥30) and triglycerides (≥200mg/dL) increased over time. The proportion of firefighters taking lipid-lowering medications increased from 3% to 12%. Despite the declines in cholesterol levels and increases in treatment rates, a considerable number of firefighters had persistently elevated cholesterol, and only a minority were receiving adequate treatment.
||fire fighting; cardiovascular diseases; risk factors
||fatty acid esters and salts; lipids; cholesterol; body weight; long-term study; medical prevention and treatment; obesity
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations