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Doctors aren't telling overweight firefighters to lose weight, study says
Doctors aren't telling overweight firefighters to lose weight, study says

Sexy images of rippling abs and rock-hard biceps under those firefighter uniforms may obscure a serious problem: More than 70% of firefighters are overweight or obese, and most of them reported getting no advice to lose weight from their healthcare professionals, researchers said Thursday. “Obesity is a major threat to firefighter health and safety,” the researchers wrote in Preventing Chronic Disease, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “There are a lot of firefighters who are in great shape," but many are not, said Rena Sue Day, one of the authors of the study, who is an associate professor of epidemiology at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Health Living at the...

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