Yong Soon Park

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BACKGROUND The number of internet users is increasing rapidly and internet addiction among adolescents has become a serious public health problem in Korea. In the light of behavioral addiction, this study was aimed to identify the associations between the risk of internet addiction and other problem behaviors which can lead to addiction, such as cigarette(More)
The risk of CHD has been linked to n-3 and trans-fatty acids. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the hypothesis that lower n-3 fatty acids and higher trans-fatty acids in erythrocytes are associated with an increased risk of acute non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI), and that fatty acid profiles can discriminate MI cases from controls. Fifty(More)
Salt sensitivity is a risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. To date, only a few genetic variations have been identified as being associated with salt sensitivity. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of salt sensitivity in the Korean population and to identify genetic variants affecting its development. A total of 101 Korean(More)
N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have anti-inflammatory effects and may be useful for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA).We examined the efficacy of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation on RA on top of standard anti-inflammatory treatment. Patients with RA were randomized into(More)
Conjugated octadecadienoic acids (18∶2’ conjugated linoleic acids) have been shown to be anticarcinogenic and may influence growth and nutrient partitioning. The Δ9c’ 11t−18∶2 isomer (rumenic acid’ RA) is most common in both food sources and human tissues. To determine if maternal diet can influence milk RA concentration’ breastfeeding women (n=16) were(More)
OBJECTIVE Obesity-related metabolic diseases may influence prostatic hyperplasia. This study examined the impact of obesity on prostate volume in men without overt obesity-related metabolic diseases. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES We recruited 146 men over the age of 40 years who did not have overt obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes, impaired(More)
Omega-3 fatty acids (FAs) reduce postprandial triacylglycerol (TG) concentrations. This study was undertaken to determine whether this effect was due to reduced production or increased clearance of chylomicrons. Healthy subjects (n = 33) began with a 4-week, olive oil placebo (4 g/d) run-in period. After a 4-week wash-out period, subjects were randomized to(More)
n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) play an important role in brain development and function, but there is conflicting evidence between the relationship of n-3 PUFA and dementia in the elderly. The purpose of the present study was to test the hypothesis that n-3 PUFA content of erythrocytes is associated with mild dementia in elderly Koreans. Fifty-seven(More)
n-3 and Trans fatty acids are considered to be the important modifiable factors of the metabolic syndrome. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that lower Omega-3 fatty acids and/or higher trans fatty acids of erythrocytes (RBC) are associated with the risk of the metabolic syndrome. Forty-four patients with the metabolic syndrome, defined(More)
Osteoporosis, which has become a serious public health concern, is influenced by diet, especially calcium intake. Dairy products are a good source of calcium, but plant calcium may also be important in populations that do not consume a large amount of milk. The purpose of the present study was to examine the hypothesis that calcium from vegetable sources is(More)