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FACTORES DE RIESGO DE OBESIDAD Y SOBREPESO EN EL PERSONAL DOCENTE UNIVERSITARIO. BARQUISIMETO ESTADO LARA. VENEZUELA

Keywords: obesity , overweight , risk factors , dietary habits , health

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For determining the risk factors of obesity and overweight in the faculty of medicine and nursing programs of the Dean of Health Sciences, designed a field study descriptive, not experimental, we studied 55 regular active teachers, who are underwent clinical evaluation, anthropometric, biochemical, nutritional and socio-environmental, demographic data to investigate further. The most significant results were: 80% were located in aged ≤ 40 years and 20%> 40 years, the average age was 46 years with a standard deviation of 7.157, 84% were female and 16% were male, the nutritional diagnosis according to Body Mass Index (BMI) left to see a high percentage (67%) of overweight (23% obese, 44% overweight), the abdominal circumference (AC) associated with abdominal obesity and gender, percentage was higher in women than in men. As for the practice of physical activity, showed that a high percentage of teachers 81.8% said no physical activity. The teachers spend the wee hours of television and computer time. Fast food consumption and food consumption outside the home was present in more than 40% of teachers. These results allow us to conclude that the scourge of obesity and overweight increased daily gain prominence and interest to the health professional, for his social influence and bias in adult life. It is recommended to propose educational strategies through workshops and recreational activities aimed at reducing the high frequency of overweight staff evident in the Dean of Health Sciences at UC

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