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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 [...]

Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

Access to Convenience Stores Increases Chance of Obesity

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Teenagers living near convenience stores are more exposed to the risk of obesity, a recent study revealed. The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs reported on Tuesday that obesity among teenagers is influenced by multiple variables including the area of residence, individual, and family practices. The institute collected [...]

Gov’t Launches Customized Anti-obesity Programs for Children and Adults

Gov’t Launches Customized Anti-obesity Programs for Children and Adults

SEJONG, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A customized anti-obesity education video will be aired to show the importance of a proper and balanced diet for infants and children, and to show adults how to prevent obesity. The Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korea Health Promotion Institute announced that they will co-produce educational videos [...]

‘Brown Sugar’ Beverages are a Sweet but Potentially Dangerous Seduction

‘Brown Sugar’ Beverages are a Sweet but Potentially Dangerous Seduction

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The buzz and popularity of ‘brown sugar bubble tea’ from Taiwan is continuing in South Korea. However, brown sugar drinks are high in calories and sugar, which requires the attention of some consumers, including those with diabetes. Brown sugar drinks are often advertised as having ‘healthy sweetness’ that is natural and unprocessed, but they [...]

Seoul City Introduces School-based Obesity Prevention Program

Seoul City Introduces School-based Obesity Prevention Program

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will be introducing obesity prevention program at schools, teaming up with three institutions to begin test driving the program this month. The Seoul Health Promotion School Program educates students on the principles of a healthy diet while lifting the educational burden from parents and teachers. [...]