Survey links physician lifestyle habits to patient advice

05/20/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Primary care professionals who exercised most days were twice as likely as those who were sedentary to recommend to patients six healthy lifestyle strategies to prevent hypertension, CDC researchers reported at an American Society of Hypertension meeting. The online survey of physicians and nurse practitioners found those who ate recommended levels of fruits and vegetables at least some of the time were 78% more likely to make the healthy lifestyle suggestions to patients.

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