The problem of aging of the Polish population causes the need for the work period prolongation. However, both the work itself, as well as lifestyle and eating habits affect the health of seniors. Assessment of cardiovascular risk factors and oxidative stress in the context of the work and its character will allow us to develop guidelines for work activity time extension and the prevention of chronic diseases.
In the years 2014-2016 in the Department of Geriatrics, Medical University of Łódź, we surveyed three one-hundred people groups aged 60-65 (white collar, manual and non-working). The study included history of socio-economic interview, anamnesis, diet, assessing the conditions of life and work ( with taking into account physical-chemical, psychosocial, organizational factors, health problems, opinions on life and work). In addition, a medical examination, anthropometric, geriatric assessment, evaluation of 10-year risk of death from cardiovascular causes (SCORE) were performed. Biochemical analyzes (in collaboration with the Department of Haemostasis and Haemostatic Disorders) were conducted on platelet reactivity, concentrations of markers of oxidative damage to proteins and lipids, total oxidative capacity of blood plasma.
The obtained results allow to define in detail the factors of cardiovascular risk, oxidative stress and impaired functional capacity in the context of the workload. Publication of the results will enable the dissemination of the obtained information, and thus allow for better adaptation of the relevant preventive action depending on the workload.