Physicians who have more healthy habits are more likely than doctors without such habits to recommend five important lifestyle modifications to patients, including eating healthy, limiting sodium, maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol and being more physically active.
In a survey of 1,000 physicians about their lifestyles and whether they recommend national guideline lifestyle modifications to patients with high blood pressure, researchers found:
The study's lead author is Olivia Y. Hung, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga., and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Co-authors are Nora L. Keenan, Ph.D. and Jing Fang, M.D. Author disclosures are on the manuscript.
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NR12-1043 (Epi/NPAM 2012/Hung)
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