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Obesity Rate Among Korean Men in 40s and Women in 30s Rose Last Year: Data

Obesity Rate Among Korean Men in 40s and Women in 30s Rose Last Year: Data

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — For South Korean adults, the obesity and diabetes prevalence rate slightly declined, while the high cholesterol prevalence rate increased last year, a report showed Thursday. The obesity prevalence rate stood at 46.3 percent for men and 26.9 percent for women last year, down 1.7 percentage points and 0.8 percentage points, [...]

Suppression of Serotonin Signal Helps Improve Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease

Suppression of Serotonin Signal Helps Improve Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease

DAEJEON, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A joint research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital confirmed that diabetes and fatty liver disease can be cured by suppressing the transmission of the serotonin signal in fat tissue. Serotonin, often called the ‘happy hormone,’ refers [...]

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 [...]