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Document ID (ISN)39530
CIS number 83-813
ISSN - Serial title 0294-0817 - Médecine aéronautique et spatiale
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abbas L., Bellanger G., Fuchez J., Cantegril M.
Title Lipid profile of civil and commercial airline technical flight personnel aged 50-55 years
Original title Bilan lipidique du personnel navigant technique de l'aéronautique civile et commerciale entre 50 et 55 ans [in French]
Bibliographic information 1982, Vol.21, No.83, p.194-198. 24 ref.
Abstract Lipid profile of 163 pilots aged 50-55 years: 45% had hyperlipidaemia; 22% isolated hypercholesterolaemia; 9% isolated hypertriglyceridaemia; and 14% mixed hyperlipidaemia - a higher percentage than found in similar studies of other social and occupational categories (miners, hospital workers, administrative workers). Calorie and lipid assessments of the meals offered to pilots indicated a hypercaloric diet with an excessively high percentage of lipids. Emphasis is placed on the importance of reducing the consumption of saturated fats and the need for detailed and individualised information on cardiovascular disease risks and the relevant prophylactic measures.
Descriptors (primary) hyperlipaemia; dietary errors; cardiovascular diseases; air transport; aircraft
Descriptors (secondary) cholesterol; ischaemia; diet
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Air transportation
Cardiovascular diseases