Healthy Living

Jul 11, 2014 7:14 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Doctors need to educate firefighters better on weight management

When doctors treat firefighters, there may need to be more focus on managing weight.

Researchers looked at data on BMI of a group of male firefighters.

Researchers also asked the men if their physician had ever discussed the importance of maintaining a healthy weight.

Overall, nearly 70 percent said their doctors did not give them any weight advice. Nearly half of those men were classified as obese.

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