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2012, Vol.12, No.1

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    A Study on Quality of Life of Overweight and Obese Women Using SF-36

    Kyoung-Sun Park , 김진우 , 조준영 and 1 other persons | 2012, 12(1) | pp.1~8 | number of Cited : 7
    ObjectivesThe purpose of this study was to examine quality of life of overweight & obese women using SF-36MethodsWe studied 244 patients visiting Gangdong Kyung Hee University Hospital from 1st April 2011 to 30th November 2011. The subjects were categorized in two groups, normal group(n=158) and overweight & obesity group(n=86). We studied the difference of SF-36 scores between tho groups by independent samples t-test and correlation between anthropometry and SF-36 scores by Pearson's correlation coefficient test using SPSS for windows(version 13.0). ResultsOverweight & obesity group significantly showed lower quality of life in the domains of physical functioning, bodily pain, and social functioning than normal group. some of body weight, fat mass, body mass index, percent body fat, fat distribution and quality of life in the domains of physical functioning, role-physical, bodily pain, general health, social functioning, role-emotional significantly showed negative correlation coefficient. ConclusionsThe results suggest that overweight and obese women tend to show lower quality of life.
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    A study on the Growth, Skeletal Matrutity of Children with Obesity

    Kim Cho Young , Gyu-Tae Chang | 2012, 12(1) | pp.9~19 | number of Cited : 4
    ObjectivesThis study was designed to find out the relationships between obesity and growth, skeletal maturity among children by analyzing bodycomposition and bone age. MethodsSubjects were composed of 577 children from six years to seventeen years of age, without any other diseases related to growth, weremeasured their body composition and bone age. ResultsAs obesity index was increased, the RH-MPH(%) and skeletal maturity significantly was also increased. The RH-MPH(%) of the obesity groupwas significantly increased than that of normal weight group; the skeletal maturity was more increased in th obesity group. It means the recentheight of obese children was more taller than that of inherited from the parents, while skeletal maturity of obese children was more rapidlyprogressing. The RH-MPH(%) was increased in children who revealed stage of second sexual character; skeletal maturity was decreased inchildren who developed secondary sexual character. ConclusionsObesity children might be taller than what it supposed to be. However, obesity could cause the increase of skeletal maturity. It means thegrowth plate of obese children has been closed early.
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    Effects of Far-infrared Therapy on Weight Loss in Korean Obese Women

    송은모 , 김은주 , Kim Koh-Woon and 2 other persons | 2012, 12(1) | pp.20~32 | number of Cited : 7
    ObjectThe purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of far-infrared (FIR) therapy on weight loss. MethodThirty five participants (BMI ≥25kg/m2) were recruited. Body weight, Waist circumference (WC), Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA), abdominal fatComputer Tomography (CT) scanning were evaluated. Results of 25 women were analyzed. ResultAfter 6 weeks of FIR therapy, there was significant efficacy on obese women in body weight, WC, Body fat mass (BFM), and Visceral fatarea (VFA). But there was no efficacy in Total fat area (TFA), and Subcutaneous fat area (SFA). ConclusionThis study suggests that FIR therapy might be an effective way to promote weight and abdominal visceral fat loss in Korean obese women.
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    Effects of Fermented Soybean upon Anti‐inflammation and Intestinal Mucous Membrane Permeability

    김형구 , Myeong-Jong Lee , Hojun Kim and 2 other persons | 2012, 12(1) | pp.33~47 | number of Cited : 5
    ObjectivesThis study was designed to investigate the effects of fermented soybean upon anti‐inflammation, cytotoxicity, antioxidant and intestinal mucousmembrane permeability by measuring the cell viability, NO (nitric oxide) production, DPPH, Polyphenol, HRP and TEER in cells like Raw 264.7and HCT 116 using fermented soybean. MethodsRaw 264.7 cell and HCT 166 cell were used in this study. And fermented soybean powders were used for the experimental group and soybeanpowders for the control group. There was inflammation response upon using lipopolysaccharide(LPS). Fermented soybean powders and soybeanpowders were in a respectively different dose added to the cells with LPS. MTT assay, NO, DPPH and Polyphenol measurement, TEER, HRPwere conducted for each cell. The results of this study were presented in mean and standard deviation. Results1. In Raw 254.7 cells added with 100μl/ml unfermented soybean powders, 104.95% higher than 62.59% was measured. In Raw 254.7 cells addedwith 100μl/ml fermented soybean powders, there was 74.90% measured higher than 62.59%, which was a significant result. 2. By a gradual increase of unfermented soybean powders like 0.1μl/ml, 1.0μl/ml, 10μl/ml, 100μl/ml, the measured NO were also graduallydecreased 53.12μM, 47.57μM, 37.02μM, 28.16μM. In case of cells added with fermented soybean powders, 43.95μM NO was measuredin 0.1μl/ml which is significant, and in other cases, mostly measured over 56.72μM. 3. It was inferred that fermented soybean powders have anti‐inflammatory effects of maintaining intestinal mucous membrane permeability becausethe measured values of cells in both groups were all higher than 133.62Ω measured of cells added with only LPS. And measured valuesof cells in both groups were all lower than 2.26 measured of cells added with only LPS. 4. In case of experiment DPPH and polyphenol measurement, fermented group was all higher than unfermented group. ConclusionFrom the results of conducting MTT assay, NO measurement, and TEER, HRP by using cells Raw 264.7 and HCT‐116, even though there wasno significance in the correlation between cytotoxicity, anti‐inflammatory effects, both unfermented soybean powders and fermented soybean powderswere shown to have intestinal mucous membrane permeability improvement effects. This effects could be applicable for autoimmune diseases,chronic inflammatory diseases and so additional studies are expected in the future. From the results of conducting DPPH, Polyphenol measurement,Fermented soybean may be useful as potential antioxidant.
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    Clinical practice recommendations for Bangpungtongseong-san (Bofutsusho-san) and Bangkihwangki-tang(Boiogito) in obesity

    박정현 , Hojun Kim | 2012, 12(1) | pp.48~58 | number of Cited : 7
    ObjectivesThese prescribing recommendations have been written to guide clinicians on the appropriate use of Bangpungtongseong-san(BT) andBangkihwangki-tang(BH) in the treatment of obesity. These recommendation are aimed at providing evidence based information concerning diagnosis and management of obesity. MethodsWe collected all relevant references about treatment effect of BT and BH on obesity in the forms of meta-analysis, systematic review,randomized controlled trial, case-control study, observational study and practice guideline from international and domestic databases and paperjournals. We examined treatment effect, side effects, recommendations for dose, indication and contraindication of BT and BH. ResultsThe treatment effect of BT and BH on obesity has been proved through clinical trial. BT is indicated for obese patients (Body mass index,BMI≥25) with strong abdomen and a tendency to constipation, BH is indicated for obese patients (BMI≥25) with a fair skinned, soft muscled,edematous and sweat easily. ConclusionWe wish the information contained in theses recommendations will help clinicians reach a reasonable and beneficial decision withevidence-based results. Further studies are strongly needed to develop better treatment strategies for herbal medicines on obesity.