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2012, Vol.12, No.2

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    Review on Clinical Trials of Catgut Embedding for obesity Treatment

    송미영 , Hojun Kim | 2012, 12(2) | pp.1~7 | number of Cited : 6
    ObjectivesThe purpose of this report was to review trials of the catgut embedding for obesity treatment. MethodsWe searched the clinical trial papers with key words of obesity and catgut embedding via searching Pubmed, Scopus and KISS etc. ResultsWe reviewed 8 searched articles, 7 articles were conducted in China and only 1 article was published in Korea. most of Chinese articles used acupuncture as a control group and revealed the equality or superiority of catgut embedding in body weight loss. the only Korean article, which was uncontrolled, implanted catgut in localized fat area, it had changes partially in fat thick, body size. ConclusionsThe acupoint catgut embedding has the efficacy of body weight loss, but to confirm the efficacy of localized fat loss, more randomized controlled trials are needed.
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    Correlation Body Mass Index with Heart Rate Variability, Alcohol, Smoke and Coffee

    이상영 , 성인형 , 설재욱 and 5 other persons | 2012, 12(2) | pp.8~16 | number of Cited : 2
    ObjectivesThis study is designed to report the correlation between Body Mass Index(BMI), Heart Rate Variability(HRV), stress, drinking alcohol, stress, drinking alcohol, coffee and smoking. MethodsFrom 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2012, We tested on 458 patients who hospitalized in Cheong yeon Korean Medicine Hospital for reducing their weight, then we collected the statistical analysis with the result of their HRV and special survey. ResultsThis experiment was studied on total 458 patients, 27 were men and 431 were women. The average of the age of men was 28.23±4.22 and 24.31±385 was women. There were significant differenced in BMI, Low frequency(LF), High frequency(HF), stress score, frequency of drinking alcohol, smoking and drinking coffee followed by their ages. When we looked at the correlation between obesity with smoking and drinking coffee, we can see that the BMI increased, the frequency of drinking alcohol was decreased, however there were no statistic correlation in smoking and drinking coffee with BMIConclusionsWith the result of HRV, we can suggest the BMI and stress score are correlated each other but we need further studies about passive stress relief by taking favourite food such as drinking alcohol, smoking, drinking coffee, atc.
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    A survey on obesity conducted in the Korea-Uzbekistan friendship hospital of Korean medicine

    권동현 , 오승윤 , Hojun Kim and 1 other persons | 2012, 12(2) | pp.17~27 | number of Cited : 4
    ObjectivesThis study was designed to confirm the ethnic and socioeconomic differences in the obesity of Uzbekistan. MethodsFrom 139 patients, visite Korean-Uzbekistan friendship hospital of Korean Medicine, gathered the information of the sex, height, weight, ethnic group, economic status, education level, self-desired weight, self-perception of weight status and experiences of weight reduction Also patients completed the 10 questions about the association between obesity and disease. ResultsKorean in Uzbekistan showed a significant lower value of body mass index (BMI) and a significant higher understanding between obesity and disease than other ethics. Socioeconomic differences in the obesity were not confirmed. People of Uzbekistan showed a little experience of weight reduction. ConclusionsKoreans in Uzbekistan have a different prevalence and perception of the obesity with other ethnics. Researches about the relationship between obesity and metabolic factors, and prevention programs for obesity and metabolic syndrome and needed for the public health of Uzbekistan.
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    Impact of GNB3, ADRB3, UCP2, and PPARγ-Pro12Ala polymorphisms on Boiogito response in obese subjects : A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

    박정현 , BOSE , Lim, Chi-Yeon and 1 other persons | 2012, 12(2) | pp.28~43 | number of Cited : 5
    ObjectivesThe aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy of Boiogito for obesity. We examined the efficacy of boiogito for obese patients and we expected the reaction of Boiogito would vary according to the single uncleotide polymorphism(SNPs). Methods111 subjects(body mass index≥25m/kg²) were recruited and randomized to receive Boiogito(n=55) or Placebo(n=55) for 8weeks. Anthropometric factors, serum lipid profile, glucose, blood pressure(BP), pulse rate, resting metabolic rate and Koran version of obesity-related quality of life(KOQOL) scale measured at baseline and 8weeks. SNPs(ß3-adrenegic receptor(ADRB3), G protein ß3(GNB3), peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma 2 gene(PPAR-ɤ2), uncoupling protein(UCP2)) were conducted at baseline. Adverse reactions and safety outcome variables were also checked during trials. ResultsBoth groups showed significant improvement on obesity after treatment. Boiogito group decreased triglyceride then did control group and improved KOQOL. Boiogito showed a significant higher efficacy in C/T and T/T genotype of GNB3 gene / in Trp64 and Arg64 genotype of ADRB3 gene / in D/D genotype of UCP2 gene / in Pro/Pro genotype of PPAR-γ gene. ConclusionsBoiogito promoted obesity indexes without severe adverse reactions and proved its safety. Pharmacogenetical studies of Boiogito on obesity could be a effective method for the individualized treatment and prevention of obesity.
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    Study on Biological Effect of Euiiin-tang(Yˋiyirén-tang) Extracts by Extraction Methods

    Kyung-Moo Park , 염도성 , 김학주 and 3 other persons | 2012, 12(2) | pp.44~55 | number of Cited : 2
    ObjectivesThe purpose of this study is to investigate biological effects of Euiiin-tang() by extraciton methods. MethodsTo investigate the effects of anti-oxidative and anti0inflammatory, we measured DPPH radical scavenging assay, collagenase inhibition assay and COX-2 inhibition assay. ResultsIn case of measuring anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activities of Euiiin-tang() by collagenase and COX-2 inhibition activity, it came out that Euiiin-tang() was unable to inhibit collagenase, but was effective to inhibit COX0-2. Cytotoxicity analysis of Euiiin-tang() extracts by MTT assay principles, there was no cytotoxicity in aqueous and 50% ethanol extracts in any level of concentration. ConclusionsThis results suggest that Euiiin-tang() extracts have anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activities.