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Young South Korean Women Becoming Either Overweight or Underweight

Young South Korean Women Becoming Either Overweight or Underweight

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s young women are increasingly becoming either overweight or underweight, while men are gaining in abdominal obesity, a medical report said Monday.  The research results showed that among women in their 20s and 30s, prevalence for becoming underweight increased from 8.8 percent in 1998 to 14 percent in [...]

Seoul’s Richest Neighborhoods Have Lowest Female Obesity Rates

Seoul’s Richest Neighborhoods Have Lowest Female Obesity Rates

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study by the Seoul Institute has revealed that Seoul’s three richest districts – Gangnam, Seocho, and Songpa – have lower female obesity rates than other neighborhoods in the capital. According to the study, the obesity rate for adult men residing in Seoul was 31.7 percent and for [...]

Better to be Fat Than Skinny for Longevity: Study

Better to be Fat Than Skinny for Longevity: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – A team of internal medicine experts from Kangbuk Samsung Hospital announced Thursday the results of a recent study, which revealed that being underweight poses a greater risk of death than being overweight or obese, contradicting the common consensus that often suggests otherwise.  The study was based on health check-up [...]

Koreans Battle over BMI Standard for Obesity

Koreans Battle over BMI Standard for Obesity

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Society for the Study of Obesity (KOSSO) has dismissed recent claims by certain medical experts that the current BMI standard for obesity is too strict and needs to be adjusted, saying that there is no academic basis to support the assertions. KOSSO representatives noted that easing the [...]