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Effects of excess weight on cancer incidences depending on cancer sites and histologic findings among men: Korea National Health Insurance Corporation Study.
PURPOSE The effects of excess weight on the development of cancers are controversial, and little is known for populations outside the United States and Europe. We conducted this study to assess theExpand
The metabolic syndrome and associated lifestyle factors among South Korean adults.
INTRODUCTION The importance of managing the metabolic syndrome has been emphasized in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Although South Koreans have a low prevalence of obesity, littleExpand
Cut-off point of BMI and obesity-related comorbidities and mortality in middle-aged Koreans.
OBJECTIVE The need for a lower BMI to classify overweight in Asian populations has been controversial. Using both disease and mortality outcomes, we investigated whether lower BMI cut-off points areExpand
Cut-off Points of Waist Circumference for Defining Abdominal Obesity in the Korean Population
Center for Obesity, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pusan National University Hospital1; Department of Family Medicine, Ulsan University College of Medicine2; Department of Family Medicine, KoreaExpand
Alcohol consumption and the metabolic syndrome in Korean adults: the 1998 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
BACKGROUND The metabolic syndrome is associated with a high risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. Light and moderate alcohol consumption have been associated with reducedExpand
Dietary preference, physical activity, and cancer risk in men: national health insurance corporation study
BackgroundThe effects of vegetable preference and leisure-time physical activity (LPA) on cancer have been inconsistent. We examined the effects of dietary preference and physical activity, as wellExpand
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome in Korea
  • S. Oh
  • Medicine
  • Diabetes & metabolism journal
  • 1 December 2011
In Korea, a person with a body mass index (BMI) ≥25 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a person with a BMI ≥30 kg/m2 is classified as severely obese. Central obesity is defined as a waist circumferenceExpand
Cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes mortality burden of cardiometabolic risk factors from 1980 to 2010: a comparative risk assessment.
BACKGROUND High blood pressure, blood glucose, serum cholesterol, and BMI are risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and some of these factors also increase the risk of chronic kidney disease andExpand
The influence of the eradication of Helicobacter pylori on gastric ghrelin, appetite, and body mass index in patients with peptic ulcer disease
Background and Aim:  Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection has been known to influence the gastric leptin and ghrelin secretion, for which the exact pathogenic role has not been documented yet.Expand
Adipokines, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and breast cancer recurrence: a cohort study
IntroductionSeveral in vitro studies have suggested the effects of adipokines and insulin resistance on breast cancer cell proliferation and survival. However, little is known about the clinicalExpand