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
Smoking
Diabetes
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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