Min-Kyu Choi

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Previous studies have reported a relationship between short sleep duration and childhood overweight. Although school-aged children tend to compensate for weekday sleep deficit by increasing weekend sleep duration, the association between weekend catch-up sleep and childhood overweight remains unclear. This study aimed to examine the relationship between(More)
BACKGROUND Obese individuals who are not at an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease are described as having metabolically healthy obesity (MHO). We sought to identify clinically useful indicators of MHO. METHODS Records of the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2009-2010) were used to analyze 3,770 obese subjects (body mass index(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin C is a commonly used antioxidant supplement; however, its effects on obesity and fat distribution are equivocal. We examined nationally representative data to determine whether intake of vitamin C is related to abdominal obesity. METHODS In total, 16,414 adults (58 % women) from the 2007 - 2010 Korea National Health and Nutrition(More)
PURPOSE Alcoholic liver disease or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease/non-alcoholic steatohepatitis are well-known risk factors for liver fibrosis or cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma; it is a major global health concern, but there are few effective and safe management options. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effects of fermented garlic extracts(More)
The fourth author’s name is spelled incorrectly. The correct name is: Min-Kyu Choi. The correct citation is: Hu H-J, Park S-G, Jang HB, Choi M-K, Park K-H, Kang JH, et al. (2015) Obesity Alters the Microbial Community Profile in Korean Adolescents. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0134333. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134333 There is an error in affiliation 4 for author(More)
BACKGROUND Improvement of additional immunization rate is indicated as an important factor for effective immunization of diseases. In this study, the relationship between retention of mother and child health handbook and additional immunization rate of Japanese encephalitis and tetanus was examined. METHODS A survey via questionnaire was performed against(More)
Background: The gut microbiota has emerged as an important environmental factor associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, through its interactions with dietary factors. Therefore, we analyzed the composition of the fecal microbiota and levels of biochemical markers related to metabolic disease according to dietary pattern in(More)
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