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Central adiposity and subclinical cardiovascular disease in police officers.

Authors
Baughman-P; Fekedulegn-D; Andrew-ME; Joseph-PN; Dorn-JM; Violanti-JM; Burchfiel-CM
Source
ISRN Obesity 2013 Jan; 2013:895687
NIOSHTIC No.
20042812
Abstract
Given the associations between obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD), we evaluated a related but less well-established association between waist circumference and brachial artery reactivity (BAR), a functional measurement of subclinical CVD, where lower levels indicate dysfunction. Regression models examined trends in mean BAR across waist circumference tertiles in police officers, a high-stress occupational group with increased risk for CVD. Mean BAR decreased across increasing waist tertiles among men, but not women, and this association was stronger among officers who consumed more alcohol. Larger waist circumference may be associated with lower BAR, providing an opportunity for intervention prior to disease development.
Keywords
Humans; Men; Body-weight; Weight-factors; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Cardiovascular-system-disease; Models; Law-enforcement-workers; Police-officers; Stress; Alcohols; Diseases; Women
Publication Date
20130115
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
pbaughman@cdc.gov
Funding Type
Grant; Purchase Order
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R03-OH-003772; Purchase-Order-HELD01B0088; B20130718
ISSN
2090-9446
NIOSH Division
HELD
Priority Area
Public Safety
Source Name
International Scholarly Research Network Obesity
State
GA; WV; IL; NY
Performing Organization
University of New York at Buffalo
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