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Fine Dust Has a Correlation with Metabolic Syndrome: Study

Fine Dust Has a Correlation with Metabolic Syndrome: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Fine dust, which is common particularly during Korean winters, is associated with metabolic syndrome like diabetes, research showed Thursday. Researchers from Konkuk University conducted a study of 5,717 male and female adults over 19 years of age to verify the correlation between their level of insulin resistance, which plays [...]

Patients with Diabetes for Longer Duration Have a Higher Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Patients with Diabetes for Longer Duration Have a Higher Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has shown that the people with diabetes for longer periods of time have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Rhee Sang-youl, a professor at Kyung Hee University Hospital, revealed on Thursday that this fact was confirmed after analyzing the correlation between the duration of diabetes [...]

KT Develops AI Solution for Diabetes Management

KT Develops AI Solution for Diabetes Management

SEOUL, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A new artificial intelligence (AI) solution will soon be made available to help diabetics monitor their food consumption. KT Corp., South Korea’s leading telecommunication firm, concluded a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday with Huray Positive, a digital healthcare service provider, and Wonju Severance Christian Hospital to develop medical data-based [...]

‘Brown Sugar’ Beverages are a Sweet but Potentially Dangerous Seduction

‘Brown Sugar’ Beverages are a Sweet but Potentially Dangerous Seduction

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The buzz and popularity of ‘brown sugar bubble tea’ from Taiwan is continuing in South Korea. However, brown sugar drinks are high in calories and sugar, which requires the attention of some consumers, including those with diabetes. Brown sugar drinks are often advertised as having ‘healthy sweetness’ that is natural and unprocessed, but they [...]

3 in 10 at Risk of Hypertension, Diabetes Actually Suffer from Ailments in 10 yrs: Report

3 in 10 at Risk of Hypertension, Diabetes Actually Suffer from Ailments in 10 yrs: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Three in 10 people diagnosed in the early stages of diabetes or high blood pressure develop the diseases within 10 years, a government report showed Tuesday. According to the report by the National Health Insurance Service, 31.3 percent of the people who were diagnosed in the early stages actually [...]

S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

S. Korea Sees Sugar Consumption On the Significant Decline

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s sales of sugar by retailers plunged nearly 40 percent in 2016 from three years earlier, data showed Saturday, amid local health authorities’ efforts to promote healthier eating. According to the data compiled by the Food Information Statistics System, the combined amount of sugars sold through retailers came [...]