Culturally Tailored Nutrition And Lifestyle Intervention Can Effectively Reduce The Cardio-Metabolic Risk Factors In Korean Migrants Living In AustraliaJournal: International Journal of Nutrition (Vol.1, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2015-05-13
Authors : Hyunsin Hedy Sung; Kiriakos Antonas; Xiao Su;
Page : 1-14
Keywords : Korean migrants; life style intervention; cardio-metabolic risk factors;
The risk levels of chronic diseases are increasing among Asian migrants in Western countries compared to their origin-country counterparts. This study evaluates the impact of an 8-week nutrition and lifestyle intervention on cardio-metabolic risk factors in Korean migrants living in Melbourne, Australia. Thirty participants aged 32-62 years completed the program. Self-reported food intake and physical activity, anthropometric and blood pressure measurements, and biomarkers of cardio-metabolic risk were assessed. An initial training session and four consequent nutrition advice sessions were provided for all participants. There was a significant reduction in the waist and hip circumferences. Positive changes were also observed in plasma lipid profiles, calcium intake and frequency of physical activities. These findings demonstrate that a culturally appropriate nutrition and lifestyle intervention can be successfully delivered to reduce the cardio-metabolic risk factors and improve the health and wellbeing of Korean adult migrants.
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