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2009, Vol.9, No.2

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    Effects of Obesity Educational Program on Blood Lipid Profile and Body Composition of Overweight Elementary School Students

    이아라 , Mi-Yeon Song | 2009, 9(2) | pp.1~10 | number of Cited : 1
    Objectives This study was performed to find out the effects of obesity educational program on blood lipid profile and body composition on overweight elementary school students. Methods Twenty-five overweight elementary school students were recruited in 2009. Pilates exercise(9 times, twice per week), two smile theraphie, and nutrition consults were underwent for two months. Anthropometry, bioelectrical impedance analysis, and blood test have been done before and after the program. Result There were significant changes in height, weight, waist circumference, body mass index, and percent body fat after the program. Conclusion The obesity educational program which were consisted of pilates exercise, smile theraphies, and nutrition consults had effects on overweight elementary school students' losing weight and improving lipid profile.
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    A Study on the Acute Toxicity of Fermented Bangpungtongsung-san(Fangfengtongsheng-san) Extract in ICR Mice

    이지혜 , 이재훈 , 엄영란 and 1 other persons | 2009, 9(2) | pp.11~19 | number of Cited : 5
    Objectives In this study, we investigated the acute toxicity and safety about fermented Bangpungtongsung-san(Fangfengtongsheng-san) extract. Methods To evaluate the acute toxity and safety, fermented Bangpungtongsung-san (Fangfengtongsheng-san) at the respective doses of 0(control group), 1250, 2500 and 5000 ㎎/㎏ were orally treated to 20 male and 20 female mice. After single administration, we observed survival rates, general toxicity, changes of body weight and autopsy. Results Compared with the control group, we could not find any toxic alteration in all treated groups (1250, 2500 and 5000 ㎎/㎏). Conclusions LD50 of fermented Bangpungtongsung-san(Fangfengtongsheng-san) extract might be over 5000 ㎎/㎏ and it is very safe to ICR mice.
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    Prediction of Obesity by Sasang Constitutions and Enneagram in University Students

    Lee Jong-Woo , 성갑선 , 엄혜정 | 2009, 9(2) | pp.21~32 | number of Cited : 1
    Objectives Identification of individuals predisposed to obesity is an important issue for prevention and control of the obesity. It was reported that a high prevalence of obesity appeared in Taeumin among Sasang constitutions, but Enneagram personality-types has not been used to classify the patterns of obesity. These two classification methods were employed in combination in the current study, and it was analyzed whether the morbidity pattern of obesity can be characterized in further detail. Methods The subjects were 125 University students(62 males and 63 females) who answered both questionnaires for Sasang constitutions and Enneagram personality types. The obesity of students was classified by the obesity index and BMI. Results Only Taeumin group of Sasang constitutions was overweight, and the male of the group was overweight or obese. Analysis of the obesity index and BMI according to the Enneagram personality types showed significant differences(p<.05) between the types in the female group. These values were highest at the type 3 and lowest at the type 4. The physical indices according to both the centers of Enneagram and Sasang constitutions showed that only Taeumin female group had significant differences(p<.05) in the obesity index and BMI. Taeumin male group was overweight or obese in all centers of Enneagram and Taeumin female group was overweight or obese only in heart-center. Conclusions Diagnosis of the present data suggest that the classification of obesity patterns using Enneagram personality types in addition to Sasang constitutions is very useful to prevent and control the obesity.
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    Relation between Hair Tissue Mineral Elements andHeart Rate Variabilities of the Metabolic Syndrome

    김현진 , 이재은 , 허수정 and 2 other persons | 2009, 9(2) | pp.33~45 | number of Cited : 0
    Objectives This study was performed to evaluate the relation between hair tissue mineral elements(HTME) and Heart rate variability(HRV) of the metabolic syndrome( MS). Methods 89 persons(41-69 ages) who visited Oriental hospital for medical examination were divided MS group(n=22) and control group(n=67). HTME and HRV were compared, and were analyzed correlation with five contents of the MS. Results (1) In total subjects, waist circumference had a positive correlation with Pb. Blood pressure had a negative correlation with Mg. High density lipoprotein cholesterol(HDL-chol) had a negative correlation with Pb, Sb and K, while positive correlation with Ca/K. Triglyceride(TG) had a negative correlation with Mg and Na/K, while positive correlation with K and Ca/Mg. (2) In total subjects, TG and fasting blood sugar(FBS) had negative correlation with high frequency(HF), while positive correlation with low frequency/high frequency ratio(LF/HF). (3) In MS group, most of the level of toxic minerals were higher, and the level of major nutritional minerals were lower, but there were no statistical signficance. In two groups, there is no contrast between the correlations of the MS contents and HTME. (4) In MS group, HF was significantly lower and LF/HF was higher than normal group. LF/HF had a negative correlation with waist circumference in MS group, while positive correlation in normal group. (5) In total subjects, TP had a positive correlation with Mg. In two groups, there is no contrast between the correlations of the MS contents and HRV. However LF/HF had a positive correlation with Na in MS group, TP and LF had negative correlation with Ca, while RMSSD and HF had negative correlation with Cu in normal group. Conclusion These results may suggest that HTME and HRV are useful in diagnosing and preventing the metabolic syndrome.
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    The Progress Report of Weight and Waist Circumference through the Oriental Obesity Treatment

    허수정 , 이재은 , 김현진 and 2 other persons | 2009, 9(2) | pp.47~56 | number of Cited : 3
    Objectives The purpose of this study was to investigate the progress of weight and waist circumference(WC) through oriental obesity treatment and clarify the correlation between weight loss and WC change. Methods The subjects were treated from January 2007 to September 2009 in J Oriental Medical Center. Herbal medicine, electroacupuncture, oriental obesity physiotherapy were performed for a month. We checked the change of weight and WC at every treatment. We classified the WC into upper, middle, lower parts specifically and measured them individually. Measurements were analyzed by using one-way repeated measures ANOVA and we also investigated correlation between weight loss and WC change. Results (1) During the first and second treatment sessions, the weight loss was the highest, 0.96±0.86 kg(1.46±1.32 %) and during the 5th and 6th treatment sessions, the lowest 0.37±0.61 kg. The final weight loss was 3.71±1.47 kg(5.51±2.12 %). (2) After 8 treatment sessions, the reductions of upper, middle and lower WC were 3.59±2.26 %, 5.93±2.75 %, 5.51±3.22 %, respectively. As the patients received more treatment, there was a progressive decline in the variation of weight and middle WC. However, the decline rate of upper and middle WC fluctuated during the treatments, forming a W-shaped curve. (3) Analysis of the correlation between the weight loss and WC change shows that the reduction of middle WC was most closely associated with the weight loss. Conclusions This study indicated that the rate of weight loss and WC reduction showed stagnation during the 5th and 6th treatment sessions, and the reduction of middle WC was most closely associated with the weight loss. Since the progress of weight and WC change is an important field of research on obesity, further systemic studies would be needed for the foundation of a clinical guideline.
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    Experimental Study on Effects of Cucurbita moschata Duch. on Antioxidation

    Cha Yun Yeop | 2009, 9(2) | pp.57~63 | number of Cited : 9
    In recent year, We are concerned about anti-aging, disease-protection, long-life, many methods are used in solving this problem. And Those are related with antioxidative ability. Recently, We heard that Cucurbita moschata Duch. has anti-hypertensive effect and good for health. So I let made a experiment for this result of the anti-oxidant effect of Cucurbita moschata Duch. used for 3 methods, those are DPPH radical scavenging activity, Nitric oxide(NO) radical scavenging activity and Bovine serum albumin(BSA). The results of this study were as follows: We measured level of DPPH radical scavenging activity. And we obtained results that the ability of DPPH radical's elimination was increased when concentration of Cucurbita moschata Duch. was to 20 ㎎/㎖. We measured level of Nitric oxide(NO) radical scavenging activity. And we founded that the ability of NO radical's elimination was increased when concentration of Cucurbita moschata Duch. was to 10 ㎎/㎖. When we inspected antioxidation with Bovine serum albumin(BSA). And we obtained that antioxidative ability was increased after 2.5 ㎎/㎖ of Cucurbita moschata Duch.. So I guess that Cucurbita moschata Duch. has effect of antioxidative ability. Hereafter we need differential experimental methods for evidence of antioxidative effect on Cucurbita moschata Duch..
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    Case Report of Metabolic Syndrome Patients Improved with Oriental Medical Treatment and Dietetic Therapy

    최순영 , 배광록 , 박지영 and 4 other persons | 2009, 9(2) | pp.65~73 | number of Cited : 2
    Objectives This study was to report the effect of oriental medical treatment and dietetic therapy on metabolic syndrome. Method We treated three cases of metabolic syndrome patients with herbal medicine, electroacupuncture, cupping a boil, dietetic therapy, aerobic exercise were done during the treatment period. Result After treatment the diagnostic index(waist circumference, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, fasting glucose) was improved. Conclusion The patient with Metabolic syndrome was improved using oriental medical treatment and dietetic therapy.
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    A Case Report on the Juvenile Scoliosis and Obesity Treated by Chuna Therapy

    Woong Hee Cho , 박원형 , Cha Yun Yeop and 1 other persons | 2009, 9(2) | pp.75~82 | number of Cited : 4
    Objective This study is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of Chuna Therapy for the patient with juvenile scoliosis. Methods The first X-ray examination was performed at the first visit suffering from disproportion, and the second performed after therapy. The first image was compared with second one. And We checked body composition using Inbody3.0 before and after Chuna Therapy. Result & Conclusions The second x-ray shows clearly improvement of scoliosis compared with previous x-ray. And, we obtained that the result of body compositional change.