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S. Korean Women Think of Themselves as Fat When Young, Slim When Old: Study

S. Korean Women Think of Themselves as Fat When Young, Slim When Old: Study

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that younger South Korean women tend to wrongly think of themselves as overweight, while older women see themselves as slimmer than they actually are. A joint research team led by Prof. Lee Yu-mie from Yonsei Severance Hospital and Prof. Choi Kui-son from the National [...]

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 [...]