Preventing Chronic Disease | Physician Weight Recommendations for Overweight and Obese Firefighters, United States, 2011"2012 - CDC

National guidelines state that health care professionals (HCPs) should advise patients on the importance of maintaining a healthy weight. Firefighters have high rates of obesity, and cardiovascular events are the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths in firefighters. This study assessed the association of age and body mass index (BMI) with HCP weight recommendations among male firefighters.

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  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10:43 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 02:09 AM


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