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Document ID (ISN)111198
CIS number 10-0786
ISSN - Serial title 1136-6532 - Medicina Marítima
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bouza Prego M.A., Saleta Canosa J.L., Castro Rodríguez M.P., Bellido Guerrero D., Pita Fernández S.
Title Cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome in a population of overweight and obese seafarers
Original title Prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular y de síndrome metabólico en una población de trabajadores del mar con sobrepeso y obesidad [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information June 2010, Vol.10, No.1, p.31-37. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic syndrome (MS) in a population of 439 overweight or obese seafarers. Anthropometric measurements (weight, height and waist circumference), calculation of body mass index (BMI), blood pressure measurements and analytical tests (glucose, triglycerides, LDL and HDL cholesterol) were carried out. The presence or absence of MS was also determined. Findings are discussed. The results show that the percentage of workers with cardiovascular and metabolic syndrome risk factors rises with the degree of overweight or obesity.
Descriptors (primary) obesity; cardiovascular diseases; fishing; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; body weight; pulse rate; statistical evaluation; frequency rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Fishing
Cardiovascular diseases