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Singaporean Chinese Women: Abdominal obesity is worse for cardiovascular health than general obesity

Obese Women  with highlighted pancreas

The incidence of obesity has been steadily rising in developed and developing countries, affecting 13% of the global adult population. Obesity is strongly associated with health complications and diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and other cardiovascular diseases1. In one recent study conducted by Goh and Hart with 1,326 Singaporean Chinese women aged 29 to 71, the researchers found that only ... Read More »

Detecting the Health Status of Multiethnic Women in Taiwan

Asian women portrait in a modern restaurant.

Title: Detecting the Health Status of Multiethnic Women in Taiwan: A Bayesian Approach using the SF-36 Questionnaire Author: Meng-ta Chung Corresponding author: Meng-ta Chung Affiliation: Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taoyuan, Taiwan Email:   Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this study was to estimate a cutoff score using the 36-item Short Form Health Survey to predict the ... Read More »