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Correlations Between Waist-Hip Ratio, Body Fat, BMI(Body Mass Index), Relative Body Weight and Serum Lipids by Men and Women (성별 허리둔부둘레비, 체지방율, 체질량지수, 비체중과 혈청지질 간의 상관관계)

  • 김희승
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.29 no.3
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    • pp.596-604
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    • 1999
  • This study aims at examining the correlations between waist-hip ratio, body fat, BMI, relative body weight and serum lipids by men and women in 40's and 50's. The subjects were 412 adults, who had regular health examinations between January and December of 1996 at S-Hospital in Seoul. The data were analyzed using unpaired t -test and Pearson correlation coefficient. The results were as follows : 1. The group of men had higher levels in waist-hip ratio, BMI, body weight , triglyceride, total cholesterol /HDL-cholesterol ratio , LDL-cholesterol /HDL-cholesterol ratio than the group of women. The group of women had higher levels in body fat and HDL-cholesterol than the group of men. 2. In the group of men, waist-hip ratio was more significantly correlated to serum lipids than body fat and BMI. In the group of women, body fat, BMI and relative body weight was more significantly correlated to serum lipids than waist-hip ratio.

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The Evaluation of Simple Indices of Abdominal Visceral Fat Area Among Korean Obese Adolescents (비만 청소년에서 복부 내장지방량을 반영하는 비만지표에 대한 연구)

  • Choi, Young-Min;Lee, Hyung-Chul;Sim, Woo-Jin;Kim, Kil-Soo;Shin, Seung-Uoo
    • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
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    • v.6 no.1
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    • pp.61-67
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    • 2006
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study was to determine what is useful index of abdominal visceral fat area among Korean obese adolescents. Methods : 35 obese adolescents who had visited Kirin Oriental Hospital from August 2004 to May 2006 were included in the study. Weight, height, waist and hip circumferences were measured. Abdominal visceral fat areas at L4-5 level were measured by computed tomography. The subjects were divided into two groups, according to sex. In each group, we investigated the correlation among waist circumference, waist/hip ratio, waist/height ratio, obesity degree and abdominal visceral fat area and evaluated that which one of these kinds of indices is the most useful predictor for visceral fat area in Korean obese adolescents. Results : There were significant correlation between waist circumference, waist/hip ratio, waist/height ratio and obesity index in both group. In boys waist/hip ratio had correlation with abdominal visceral fat area and in girls obesity index had significant correlation with abdominal visceral fat area. Conclusions : Our study suggests that waist/hip ratio in boys, obesity degree in girls can be a relatively good parameter for predicting abdominal visceral fat area.

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A Study on Characters of DITI, HRV and Body Composition Analysis in Amenorrhea (무월경 환자의 DITI와 HRV, 체성분 분석을 통한 특성 연구)

  • Jeong, Jae-Hyuk;Lee, Jin-Moo;Lee, Chang-Hoon;Cho, Jung-Hoon;Jang, Jun-Bock;Lee, Kyung-Sub
    • The Journal of Korean Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    • v.22 no.4
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    • pp.93-100
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    • 2009
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study is investigate the characters of DITI, HRV and Body composition analysis in Amenorrhea. Methods: We studied 47 patients visiting ○○ hospital from 1st October 2007 to 19st September 2009. The subjects were categorized in two groups, amenorrhea group(26) and normal group(21). We studied the difference of DITI, HRV and Body composition analysis between two groups by Mann-whitney test using SPSS for windows(version 12.0). Results: there is not statistically significant difference of DITI, HRV and BMI between amenorrhea group and normal group. But there is statistically significant difference of percent body fat and waist-hip ratio between amenorrhea group and normal group. Conclusion: Percent body fat and Waist-Hip ratio of amenorrhea groups is lower than normal groups. Percent body fat and Waist-Hip ratio can be diagnosis index.

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A Study on Characters of DITI, HRV and Body Composition Analysis in Amenorrhea (무월경 환자의 DITI와 HRV, 체성분 분석을 통한 특성 연구)

  • Jeong, Jae-Hyuk;Lee, Jin-Moo;Lee, Chang-Hoon;Cho, Jung-Hoon;Jang, Jun-Bock;Lee, Kyung-Sub
    • Journal of Oriental Medical Thermology
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    • v.7 no.1
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    • pp.30-36
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    • 2009
  • Purpose : The purpose of this study is investigate the characters of DITI, HRV and Body composition analysis in Amenorrhea. Methods : We studied 47 patients visiting OO hospital from 1st October 2007 to 19st September 2009. The subjects were categorized in two groups, amenorrhea group(26) and normal group(21). We studied the difference of DITI, HRV and Body composition analysis between two groups by Mann-whitney test using SPSS for windows(version 12.0). Results : there is not statistically significant difference of DITI, HRV and BMI between amenorrhea group and normal group. But there is statistically significant difference of percent body fat and waist-hip ratio between amenorrhea group and normal group. Conclusion : Percent body fat and Waist-Hip ratio of amenorrhea groups is lower than normal groups. Percent body fat and Waist-Hip ratio can be diagnosis index.

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A Study on the Body Fatness and Lifestyles of Some Medical Students (일부 의과대학생들의 비만도 및 생활태도에 관한 조사 연구)

  • Ahn, Dong-Kee;Choi, Joong-Myung;Yoon, Tai-Young;Lew, Dong-Joon;Park, Soon-Young
    • Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
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    • v.28 no.1
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    • pp.85-101
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    • 1995
  • This study was carried out to evaluate the associations between lifestyles and Body Mass Index in a group of 349 male and 65 female medical students, ages 17 to 31 years. 20.0% of male students and 3.1% of female students showed the over weight in the classification of obesity by Japan Society for Study of Obesity. There was no statistically significance in the comparison of the height, body weight, body mass index, obesity index and body fat(%) according to grade in both sexes. But male students showed increasing tendency of waist-hip ratio with grade. According to obesity category, there was significant difference in the comparison of body weight, body mass index, obesity index, waist-hip ratio and body fat(%), but height. Body mass index was positively related with waist-hip ratio(r=0.6150, p=0.0001) and fat(%)(r=0.5101, p=0.0001) in males and waist-hip ratio (r=0.4734, p=0.001) and fat(%)(r=0.4522, p=0.002) in females. This study provides an opportunity to further examine the relationship of sociddemographic factors and health behaviors to obesity, and suggest the basic concept to match the obesity study to general epidemiological cohort studies for controlling of chronic adult diseases.

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Correlation study between Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors (비만과 심혈관 질환 위험인자와의 상관관계 분석 -건강검진 대상자를 중심으로-)

  • Cho, Tae-Young;Cho, Hyun-Chol;Hong, Seo-Young;Song, Yun-Kyung;Lim, Hyung-Ho
    • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
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    • v.4 no.1
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    • pp.33-43
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    • 2004
  • Background: Recently obesity has become a social problem in all over the world including Korea. It is known that obesity is closely related with cardiovascular disease. Many studies are carrying out in the relation between several obesity indices, such as body mass index(BMI), waist-circumference(WC), body fat percent and risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Objective: This study was done in order to investigate correlation of obesity and cardiovascular risk factors. Method: We gathered totally 138 subjects who have taken health screening test in university hospital. With the exception of 40 abnormal cases on current illness and laboratory study, 98 healthy cases were analysed. We divided the groups as normal, overweight, obese group according to body mass index $(22.9kg/m^2\;and\;below\;/\;23{\sim}24.9kg/m^2\;/\;25kg/m^2\;and\;above)$and investigated the relationship between obesity based on body mass index(BMI) and cardiovascular risk factors. And investigated the relationship between each cardiovascular risk factor and body mass index, waist-hip ratio, body fat percent. Results: With the exception of blood pressure, other lab data such as total cholesterol, triglycerid, glucose were significantly different between the three groups divided by body mass index$(22.9kg/m^2\;and\;below\;/\;23{\sim}24.9kg/m^2\;/\;25kg/m^2\;and\;above)$. And Correlation coefficient of cardiovascular risk factors with body mass index, waist-hip ratio, body fat precent were acquired. Conclusion: We have concluded that the body mass index and waist-hip ratio body fat precent were predictive factors cardiovascular disease.

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Correlation Among Obesity Factors in Stroke in Korea

  • Jung, Woo-Sang;Kwon, Do-Ick;Bae, Jong-Myon;Moon, Sang-Kwan;Kim, Young-Suk;Cho, Ki-Ho
    • The Journal of Korean Medicine
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    • v.24 no.4
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    • pp.6-10
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    • 2003
  • To investigate the relative risk of obesity factors for stroke imd their correlation, we assessed odds ratio of obesity factors for stroke by univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis. Correlations among obese factors were estimated by Pearson's correlation test. Study subjects were selected stroke Subjects within 1 month after onset and non-stroke referents in Kyung Hoo Medical Center in Seoul. Body mass index, hypertension history, habits of drinking and smoking, waist/hip ratio, total cholesterol and triglyceride were checked once at baseline. In this study, there was no significant difference between referents and stroke subjects in general characteristics except. waist/hip ratio and hypertension. By logistic regression, high waist/hip ratio (OR=7.05; 95% Cl, 1.70-29.1l) and hypertension (OR=12.90; 95% Cl, 3.63-45.61) had significant odds ratio in females, as did hypertension (OR=3.36; 95% Cl, 1.01-11.16) in males. Much more significant correlations among obesity factors were found in stroke subjects than referents. In conclusion, waist/hip ratio was an independent risk factor for stroke in females, and hypertension was a predictor of stroke in all lenders. Interaction of obesity factors could be an important condition for stroke.

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A Study on the Relation of Dysmenorrhea of some patients and Body Composition Analysis (일부 월경통 환자의 체성분 분석 결과와의 상관성에 관한 연구)

  • Lee, Jin-Moo;Lee, Chang-Hoon;Cho, Jung-Hoon;Jang, Jun-Bock;Lee, Kyung-Sub;Jeong, Jae-Hyuk
    • The Journal of Korean Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    • v.20 no.3
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    • pp.155-163
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    • 2007
  • Purpose: Dysmenorrhea is a women's common disease. The aim of this study is to investigate the relation between body composition and VAS, VRS, MVRS of dysmenorrhea. Methods: The subject were 17 women who took body composition(body mass index, percent body fat, waist-hip ratio) analysis(Inbody 720) and answered the questionnaire have been calculated VAS, VRS and MVRS in Kangnam Korean Hospital, Kyunghee Univ. from Apr. 6, 2007 to Mar. 25, 2007. Results: There was statistically significant correlation between BMI and dysmenorrhea VRS, MVRS. There was statistically significant correlation between BMI and dysmenorrhea VRS, MVRS. There was statistically significant correlation between percent body fat and dysmenorrhea VRS, MVRS. There was statistically significant difference of dysmenorrhea VRS, MVRS between BMI underweight group and BMI normal or overweight group. There was statistically significant difference of dysmenorrhea VAS between waist-hip ratio normal group and waist-hip ratio abnormal group. Conclusion: Body composition analysis(body mass index, percent body fat, waist-hip ratio) is useful to predict pain grade of dysmenorrhea.

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Abdominal Obesity as a Risk Factor of Ischemic Stroke in Case-control study (복부비만과 허혈성 뇌졸중)

  • Yim, Hee-Sun;Ko, Seong-Gyu
    • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
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    • v.2 no.1
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    • pp.25-36
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    • 2002
  • Objective: The purposes of this study are to know the relations of abdominal obesity and ischemic stroke and to know what index could represent the abdominal obesity appropriately. Methods. We have done case-control study and recruited 97 ischemic stroke patients and 117 controls. Case is matched by control by individual matching. All participants had questionnaire, interview and then were examined waist-hip ratio, waist circumference and body mass index. Results : WC, WHR and Hypertension history had differences in two groups, case and control groups. But BMI and other factors weren't significant. According to Quartile of Waist Circumference, the two groups had the differences in hypertension history, diabetes history, smoking status, WHR, BMI, and weight and in the Quartile of Waist-Hip Ratio Quartile, past history of hypertension and diabetes, WC, BMI and weight had the significances. Sex, Age Adjusted and Multivariate Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval) of WC Quartile are 2.083, 1.628, 4.491 and 4.418, 4.964, 12.306, and in WHR, the Ors are 2.252, 5.743, 15.776 and 2.632, 8.918, 23.596. Conclusions: We knew from these results that abdominal obesity is very important risk factor of ischemic stroke and WHR more than WC is a good indicator of abdominal obesity, so we should reduce the WHR to prevent of ischemic stroke.

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A Clinical Study for the Influence of Bigiheo Herbal Acupuncture Therapy on Abdominal Obesity (비기허약침(脾氣虛藥鍼)이 복부비만(腹部肥滿)에 미치는 효과(效果)에 관한 임상적(臨床的) 고찰(考察))

  • Cha, Yun-Yeop
    • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
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    • v.4 no.1
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    • pp.61-65
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    • 2004
  • Objectives: The Purpose of this study was to evidence the effect of Herbal Bigiheo Acupuncture therapy by comparing waist-hip ratio, abdominal circumference and abdominal muscle circumference of Group B(group of Herbal acupuncture therapy and general obesity treatment) with Group A(group of non-Herbal acupuncture therapy and general obesity treatment) in forty two patients who have received OPD treatment at Sang Ji oriental medical hospital and chiefly diagnosed obesity from October 2003 to September 2004. Methods: We checked the change of Obesity degree with Inbody 3.0. Results and Conclusions: Herbal acupuncture therapy group was significantly decreased in waist-hip ratio and abdominal circumference, and we have no difference of abdominal muscle circumference each groups. According to the above results, it is considered that Bigiheo Herbal Acupuncture therapy showed a significant decrease in Abdominal Obesity.

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