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INTRODUCTION Several 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 clinical significance of these findings. METHODS We examined associations between breast cancer recurrence and adiponectin, leptin, insulin resistance, and metabolic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components between adolescents and their parents in Korea. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We analyzed data for 4,657 subjects (1,404 fathers, 1,404 mothers, 957 sons, and 892 daughters) from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys conducted between 1998 and(More)
The relationship between smoking and nutrient intake has been widely investigated in several countries. However, Korea presents a population with a smoking rate of approximately 50% and dietary consumption of unique foods. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the association of dietary patterns with smoking in Korean men using a nationally(More)
The incidence of metabolic syndrome (MS) is increasing in adolescents, which can lead to major health threats in the future. Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) are commonly used for identifying adolescents at higher risk for MS, but BMI is not a measure of fat distribution, and different BMI and WC cut offs are used according to age.(More)
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