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Anales de la Facultad de Medicina

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RODRIGUEZ-GUZMAN, Lucía; DIAZ-CISNEROS, Francisco  and  RODRIGUEZ-GUZMAN, Elizabeth. Overweight and obesity in teachers. An. Fac. med. [online]. 2006, vol.67, n.3, pp.224-229. ISSN 1025-5583.

Objetive: To determine overweight and obesity levels in teachers of Guanajuato, Mexico. Design: Observational, transversal, retrospective study. Setting: Labor Investigation Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Guanajuato University. Participants: Four hundred and seventy-nine teachers (208 men and 271 women). Interventiones: Anthropometric indicators including weight, height, waist circumference and body mass index were calculated to estimate body fat. Main outcome measures: Overweight and obesity in teachers. Results: The prevalence of overweight and obesity was 45% and 21%, respectively. Conclusions: Overweight and obesity are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Teachers need a healthy diet and physical activity promotion.

Keywords : Obesity; body weight; cardiovascular diseases; faculty.

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