Ageing in the working population associated with obesity and cardiovascular risk parameters




Aging, Cardiovascular risk, Obesity, Occupational health, Prevention


Objective: The shift experienced in recent decades in developed countries, with an aging population, also affects the working population. This is associated with an increase in diseases such as obesity and cardiovascular risk. The objective of this study is to understand the relationship between aging in men and women with respect to obesity and cardiovascular risk in a working population.

Materials and methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on 389 workers in the chemical industry sector of the Autonomous Community of Murcia. The relationship between age and BMI, CUN BAE, and RCV SCORE in men and women was calculated.

Results: In both sexes, people ≥ 50 years show a higher BMI and body fat percentage than those < 50 years with p <0.001. In the female population aged ≥ 50 years, an increase in body fat percentage is observed compared to those aged < 50 years with p <0.001. CUN BAE shows higher values in individuals aged ≥ 50 years in both sexes (p <0.001), being higher in women. The RCV SCORE in both sexes is low in the studied population, with no significant differences observed by sex and age.

Conclusions: Significant differences are observed in workers aged ≥ 50 years in obesity, BMI, and CUN BAE. Therefore, in order to act in primary prevention and health promotion in obesity and RCV related to aging within companies, it is useful to include parameters such as: BMI, CUN BAE, and RCV SCORE in health surveillance protocols.


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Fernández Rodríguez AM, Rueda Garrido JC, Serrano RL, López González Ángel A, Vicente-Herrero MT. Ageing in the working population associated with obesity and cardiovascular risk parameters. J Clin Trials Exp Investig [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 2 [cited 2023 Oct. 4];2(3):111-20. Available from: