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Better to be Fat Than Skinny for Longevity: Study

Better to be Fat Than Skinny for Longevity: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of internal medicine experts from Kangbuk Samsung Hospital announced Thursday the results of a recent study, which revealed that being underweight poses a greater risk of death than being overweight or obese, contradicting the common consensus that often suggests otherwise.  The study was based on health check-up [...]

One-Third of S. Koreans Overweight, Many not Trying to Slim Down

One-Third of S. Koreans Overweight, Many not Trying to Slim Down

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Roughly a third of adult South Koreans were overweight in 2014, with many not even trying to lose weight, government data showed Monday. The 2014 national health data by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) showed 31.5 percent of people over 19 were categorized as being [...]

Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree: Obese Parents Have Obese Children

Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree: Obese Parents Have Obese Children

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Research shows that children of obese parents have a higher possibility of becoming obese themselves. Parental lifestyle seems to influence children, leading them to obesity. Professor Kim Dae-joong of the Ajou University Hospital (Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism) reported that the risk of child obesity jumps 2.8 times when [...]

National Task Force Is Set Up to Tackle Obesity Epidemic

National Task Force Is Set Up to Tackle Obesity Epidemic

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) will hold a kick-off ceremony to launch the national task force to tackle “obesity epidemic” in Korea. The task force consists of a group of obesity specialists in medicine, nursing, dietetics, and exercising; and who are seasoned professionals in public relations and even [...]