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Obesity Helps Suppress Infection of Sexually Transmitted Virus: KAIST

Obesity Helps Suppress Infection of Sexually Transmitted Virus: KAIST

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team from the Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) found that obesity strengthens resistance to the infection of the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) that causes sexually transmitted diseases. The infection of the HSV-2 induces [...]

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, [...]

3 in 10 Elementary to High Schoolers Overweight or Obese amid Prolonged COVID-19

3 in 10 Elementary to High Schoolers Overweight or Obese amid Prolonged COVID-19

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Three out of every 10 students from elementary to high schools were overweight or obese last year as the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic kept them from outdoor activities, an education ministry report showed Tuesday. The rate of overweight or obese students reached 30.8 percent as of 2021, according to the [...]

Socioeconomic Costs of Drinking, Smoking and Obesity Reach 42 tln Won: Study

Socioeconomic Costs of Drinking, Smoking and Obesity Reach 42 tln Won: Study

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The social losses caused by alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking and obesity have reached nearly 42 trillion won (US$32.9 billion), a study showed Monday. The National Health Insurance Service estimated that socioeconomic costs caused by health risks posed by drinking, smoking and obesity reached 41.8 trillion won as of 2019, [...]

Child Obesity Spreads in Pandemic Era: Study

Child Obesity Spreads in Pandemic Era: Study

SEOUL, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The obesity rate among children and teenagers has increased following the spread of COVID-19, which has forced many to remain indoors. A research team from Nowon Eulji Medical Center compared the body mass index (BMI) data of children who visited the hospital before and during the pandemic. Of 113 [...]

Experts Warn of Risk of High Blood Pressure Among Obese Children

Experts Warn of Risk of High Blood Pressure Among Obese Children

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — With children spending longer hours confined at home following the coronavirus outbreak, experts are warning of heightened concern for high blood pressure caused by obesity. A research team from Woorisoa Children’s Hospital conducted a health survey of 1,548 elementary school students (813 first-graders and 735 fourth-graders). They found that [...]

Research Team Finds Obesity Responsible for Memory Loss

Research Team Finds Obesity Responsible for Memory Loss

GWANGJU, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A team of South Korean researchers has published a study that argues obesity obstructs memory formation. Researchers from Chonnam National University Medical School found that obesity increases the number of certain circular RNAs in the brain which obstruct the expression of nerve growth factors. Consequently, obesity obstructs the neuronal [...]