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Government Declares War on Obesity

Government Declares War on Obesity

SEOUL, Jul. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has come up with a new goal to keep the population’s obesity rate under 35 percent by implementing measures in the four areas of nutrition, exercise, obesity treatment and improved awareness. In order to make this happen, medical consultations and surgical procedures to treat obesity [...]

CUHK Business School Research Reveals How You Perceive Your Socioeconomic Status Affects Your Appetite and Food Intake

CUHK Business School Research Reveals How You Perceive Your Socioeconomic Status Affects Your Appetite and Food Intake

HONG KONG, CHINA, Apr. 27 (Korea Bizwire) - Obesity has become an increasingly serious problem around the world and regarded as one of the major risks to human health. Many factors such as more wealth and food accessibility may explain its prevalence. Now, there is a possible psychological explanation as well. A recent research study by [...]

More S. Korean Students Getting Obese

More S. Korean Students Getting Obese

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The obesity rate among South Korea’s primary and secondary school students has been gradually increasing due largely to excessive studying, lack of sleep and physical activity and the consumption of more unhealthy food, government data said Thursday. According to the Education Ministry’s 2017 student health statistics, the portion of [...]

Young South Koreans Bigger, Weaker than Their Parents

Young South Koreans Bigger, Weaker than Their Parents

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite being bigger and taller, young South Koreans are less muscular and less strong than the older generations, a new study has revealed. The study released by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Wednesday showed that South Korean men in their early 20s have grown 4.4 centimeters in [...]

Obesity Rate Different Between Men, Women According to Income Level

Obesity Rate Different Between Men, Women According to Income Level

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Low-income women and high-income men in South Korea are more likely to be obese, a report showed Tuesday, showing the correlation between body size and income level. The report was released by a team of researchers of the Seoul National University based on 39.09 million people who received medical [...]

S. Korean Women See Themselves Chubbier than They Are: Survey

S. Korean Women See Themselves Chubbier than They Are: Survey

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean women tend to consider themselves chubbier than they actually are while men are inclined to think the opposite, a survey showed Thursday. About 20 percent, or 5,002 women, of the 25,281 women polled said they are overweight, although they actually have normal body weight, according to the [...]