Survey: 50\% doctors at risk of cardiovascular diseases
A study covering 250 doctors and nurses in a medical college hospital close to Chennai found that around 50% of the medical practitioners surveyed were at high risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) close to double than that of the general population.
A team from the SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre calculated the risk based on the physical parameters of these white-coats, and after studying their dietary pattern and physical activity. Among doctors at high risk, 42.1% were predisposed to CVDs because of lack of physical activity, and 19.8% owing to erratic dietary pattern. While the average age of doctors was around 40, the nurses surveyed were around 29 years....