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‘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. [...]

Study Says Young Students’ Physical Health Deteriorating

Study Says Young Students’ Physical Health Deteriorating

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The obesity rate for young South Korean students swelled to 25 percent last year from 21.2 percent in 2014, marking the fifth straight annual increase, the Ministry of Education said Wednesday. The overall health statistics of elementary, middle and high school students were also found to have deteriorated in [...]

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 [...]