Fire fighting and coronary heart disease.
Some studies suggest that fire fighters are at a higher risk of developing coronary heart disease than are males in the general population. We followed 1646 men for 10 years to determine the incidence of coronary heart disease. Subjects were participants of the Normative Aging Study, a longitudinal study of aging. Comparison of fire fighters (n = 171) and non-fire fighters (n = 1475) showed no significant difference in the incidence rates of coronary heart disease. Comparison of the groups regarding baseline risk factors revealed no material difference. These data suggest that fire fighters do not have an excess risk of coronary heart disease.
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