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Revista mexicana de cardiología

versión impresa ISSN 0188-2198

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VICENTE-HERRERO, Ma. Teófila et al. Cardiovascular risk in the working population: Impact on the preventive aspects. Rev. Mex. Cardiol [online]. 2014, vol.25, n.2, pp.73-81. ISSN 0188-2198.

Obesity parameters in Spanish working population and its relation to cardiovascular risk parameters. Objective: Linking obesity and cardiovascular risk various parameters to facilitate the implementation of preventive strategies in the workplace. Method: Cross-sectional study of 1,447 workers in companies in the service sector (tertiary) of Spain. Values are part of FAO cataloging of overweight/obesity and bivariate study is performed with laboratory parameters, obesity, lifestyle, age calculation heart and Framingham-cardiovascular risk. Results: Overweight show significant statistical relationships with increased risk of blood pressure, fasting glucose and diabetes, increased body fat, waist circumference and visceral fat, decreased muscle mass, high levels of lipids, unhealthy life styles and coexistence with pathologies of cardiovascular risk. Parameters of heart age, lost years and Framingham are higher in overweight people. Conclusions: Preventive action from companies start with a prior knowledge of the situation of workers relative to cardiovascular risk, thus facilitating better planning and lower cost actions in health promotion and intervention, coordinated with specialists involved in control and monitoring.

Palabras llave : Obesity; cardiovascular risk factors; occupational health; occupational medicine; prevention.

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