Monitoring Your Health

Study of truck driver health shows cluster of high-risk factors for

http://www.overdriveonline.com Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:27:15 GMT

A survey of nearly 1700 long-haul truck drivers showed a constellation of chronic disease risk factors in long-haul drivers, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, physical inactivity and sleep duration.

“Truck drivers serve a vital role in our nation’s economy, ensuring the safe and timely delivery of goods across the U.S.,” said NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard. “This initial survey helps us work collaboratively with the trucking industry on understanding how to improve the lives of truckers both on the road and at home.”

 

 

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