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The prevalence of obesity and afferent pathology in an active population

Revista de Medicina Interna Neurologie Psihiatrie Neurochirurgie Dermato-Venerologie Serie Medicina Interna 37(1): 57-60
The prevalence of obesity and afferent pathology in an active population
Analysis of the health status of an active population (3200 employees of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications) showed the presence of obesity in 560 subjects (17.5%). In 345 cases (61.6%) there was an overweight of 20-25% and in 221 cases (38.4%) an increase over the ideal weight of 30-40%. Most of the subjects (73%) belonged to the 51-60 years age group. Foremost on the list of etiopathogenic factors involved are the calorie intake and sedentarism; the genetic component was only detected in 8% of cases. In 65% the dyslipidemic biochemical syndrome was present. Worthy of note was the presence of some affections with an etiopathogenic conditioning in the obese subjects examined: arterial hypertension (53.3%), ischaemic heart disease (10.2%), diabetes mellitus (8.5%), hepatobiliary affections (11.07%), renal lithiasis (9%) and chronic degenerative rheumatism (25.6%). The study emphasizes the need to control obesity by interfering with the factors involved in its production, thus also preventing the afferent diseases.

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