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Study Shows Eating Dinner Alone Leads to Obesity

Study Shows Eating Dinner Alone Leads to Obesity

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Eating alone can lead to higher chance of obesity than eating with family members, a recent study has revealed. A research team led by Prof. Jang Seong-in from Yonsei University Severance Hospital conducted a study on 13,303 participants to observe the correlation between a participant’s Body Mass Index (BMI) [...]

National Health Insurance to Cover Surgery for Severe Obesity

National Health Insurance to Cover Surgery for Severe Obesity

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The national health insurance plan will begin covering surgery for severe obesity starting in January. Once the coverage is in effect, patients will only have to disburse 1.5 million to 2 million won for surgical procedures that typically cost from 7 million to 10 million won. The Ministry of [...]

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 [...]