Anthropometric indicators of obesity and their link to lifestyle and cardiovascular risk in Colorado firefighters
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in firefighters as it is in the general population. Despite data promoting Colorado as the leanest state in the nation and the image of firefighters as healthy and physically fit, obesity is evident in Colorado firefighters and continues to be an important CVD risk factor. PURPOSE: To determine obesity prevalence, depending on measurement and classification, and its association with lifestyle factors and cardiovascular (CV) risk in a cohort of Colorado firefighters. METHODS: Analysis was conducted on data from 466 Colorado firefighters ...
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