Is Your Cardiologist a Hypocrite? 80% Chance the Answer is Yes

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Is Your Cardiologist a Hypocrite? 80% Chance the Answer is Yes

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Old 05-17-2013, 23:10   #1
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This particular study looked at a large population of 1770 cardiologists in Italy and questioned them on their heart-healthy behaviors. (Keep in mind that Europeans, in general, are healthier than us Americans) One group of questions asked about 5 classic heart disease risk factors. This simple list included:

High blood pressure
High cholesterol
Previous vascular events

Pretty simple list of things to avoid that are almost entirely lifestyle dependent. So what did the researchers find?

More than 49% of the participants had at least 1 risk factor.

More than 28% had 2 to 5 risk factors.

A mere 22.1% had none of these factors.

Despite the reported risk factors, >90% of cardiologists considered themselves at mild risk of a cardiac event.

Furthermore, overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, and stress at work or at home were commonly reported.

Very interestingly, cardiologists self reported only a limited use of cardiovascular drugs, such as statins or aspirin.

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Just like to point out, I'm British not European


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