More than 40 percent of the population are unaware that a thicker waistline is linked with chronic diseases, according to a Bureau of Health Promotion survey released yesterday. The bureau sampled 1,083 people over the age of 30 in May, revealing that 77.4 percent knew their waist measurement, but only 58.7 percent knew that those with excess abdominal fat are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes. According to the bureau, one in seven Taiwanese above the age of 15 suffers from metabolic syndromes which could lead to stroke, heart disease, diabetes or kidney problems.
Fri, Nov 03, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: Poll reveals girth ignorance
STAFF WRITER WITH CNA
This story has been viewed 2490 times.
Listing from 2014-03-04 to 2014-03-11
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1China’s assertiveness hardens Malaysian stance in sea dispute
2China fails test of being ‘responsible stakeholder’
3228 accents Ma’s chilling outlook
4Tensions rise between HK, Beijing
5Taiwan could withstand attack for a month: Yen