Journal of Food and Nutritional DisordersISSN: 2324-9323

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Factors Associated with Hypertension and Overweight in Metallurgical Workers: A Cross- Sectional Study

Factors Associated with Hypertension and Overweight in Metallurgical Workers: A Cross-Sectional Study

The prevalence of overweight and hypertension have increased among Brazilian workers. There are evidences that chronic exposure to stressful working conditions. Furthermore,it is believed that such conditions may favor the occurrence of unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and hyperalimentation, which are risk factors for hypertension and overweight. This study aims to identify factors associated with overweight and hypertension in metallurgical workers of the state of Bahia - Brazil. It's a crosssectional study conducted with 139 workers.

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