Central adiposity and subclinical cardiovascular disease in police officers.
Baughman P; Fekedulegn D; Andrew ME; Joseph PN; Dorn JM; Violanti JM; Burchfiel CM
ISRN Obesity 2013 Jan; 2013:895687
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.
Humans; Men; Body-weight; Weight-factors; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Cardiovascular-system-disease; Models; Law-enforcement-workers; Police-officers; Stress; Alcohols; Diseases; Women
Grant; Purchase Order
Grant-Number-R03-OH-003772; Purchase-Order-HELD01B0088; B20130718
International Scholarly Research Network Obesity
University of New York at Buffalo