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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 [...]

Environmental Hormone Raises Obesity Risk for Adults: Study

Environmental Hormone Raises Obesity Risk for Adults: Study

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study found that Bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disrupting chemical referred to as an environmental hormone, raises the obesity risk for adults. BPA-based plastics are used to make food containers, water bottles, sports equipment, CDs and DVDs. A research team from the Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital [...]

Obesity Causes Sleep Disorders by Disturbing the Biorhythm

Obesity Causes Sleep Disorders by Disturbing the Biorhythm

DAEJEON, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team consisting of local and international staff has mathematically identified the reason why obesity causes sleep disorder. A joint research team set up by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Florida State University announced on Monday that they had identified the principle of [...]

Despite Low Obesity Rate, Women Account for Majority of Anorexic Agent Use

Despite Low Obesity Rate, Women Account for Majority of Anorexic Agent Use

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent statistics have revealed that despite having a far lower obesity rate than men, South Korean women account for an absolute majority in the use of drug-type anorexic agents. According to the data that Rep. Nam In-soon of the ruling Democratic Party received from the Ministry of Food and [...]