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Prevalence of Obesity and Association with Adherence to Mediterranean Diet in Medical, Nursing and Administrative Staff of a Greek Public Hospital

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  • Ioannis Kyriazis

    (Diabetes & Obesity Outpatient Clinic , KAT General Hospital of Attica, Greece)

  • Amalia Tsagari
  • Eleni Kallianioti
  • Sophia Tsitsou
  • Aggelos Giotis
  • Maria Tziogiou

    (Nutrition Department, KAT General Hospital of Attica, Greece)

  • Paraskevi Koufopoulou

    (Department of Economics, University of Piraeus, Deputy CEO, KAT General Hospital of Attica, Piraeus, Greece)

  • Dimitra Latsou

    (Department of Social and Educational Policy, University of Peloponnese, Greece)

Abstract

Obesity is currently considered to be the most common metabolic disease. During the last decades, its incidence has dramatically risen both in developed and developing countries. Several studies of the health of healthcare professionals have found that a significant proportion is obese. Obesity among the workforce may impede the efficacy of healthcare professionals health promotion efforts. The Mediterranean diet is considered to be a sustainable and healthy lifestyle pattern that promotes good health and disease prevention throughout the lifespan.

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  • Ioannis Kyriazis & Amalia Tsagari & Eleni Kallianioti & Sophia Tsitsou & Aggelos Giotis & Maria Tziogiou & Paraskevi Koufopoulou & Dimitra Latsou, 2018. "Prevalence of Obesity and Association with Adherence to Mediterranean Diet in Medical, Nursing and Administrative Staff of a Greek Public Hospital," Archives Of Diabetes & Obesity, Lupine Publishers, LLC, vol. 1(2), pages 17-21, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:abr:oajado:v:1:y:2018:i:2:p:17-21
    DOI: 10.32474/ADO.2018.01.000106
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