Analysis of Dietary Intake in Volunteer Firefighters
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Dietary patterns can influence many risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as blood pressure, lipid levels, body composition and glucose metabolism. Cardiac events are the leading line-of-duty deaths in firefighters. Due to the fast-paced and unpredictable nature of the work as well as lack of proper kitchen equipment, firefighters often rely on quick, easy meals that may not be optimally nutritious. Limited research has examined firefighter’s dietary intake and preferences.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
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McLaughlin KC, Chavis LN, Dickinson R, Reeve E, Roberts CK, Feairheller DL. Analysis of Dietary Intake in Volunteer Firefighters. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 49:5. Supp. 2017.
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