Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
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Title
Trends of Study on Sasang Constitution and Eating Habits in Recent 20 Years
Authors
Kyoung Sik Jeong1, Si Woo Lee 1, Young Hwa Baek 1
Affiliations
1 Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
Source
JSCM
Year
2019
Volume
31
Issue
2
Page
1-11
Information
Received
May 17, 2019
Revised
June 3, 2019
Accepted
June 24, 2019
DOI
https://doi.org/10.7730/JSCM.2019.31.2.1
C.author
Young-Hwa Baek (aori79@kiom.re.kr) 
Published
June 30, 2019
Abstract
Background
Sasang constitutional medicine explains that the difference in eating habits depending on constitutional characteristics
affects health status. The aim of the present study is to investigate research trend on Sasang constitution (SC) and eating
habits.
Method
Research papers from 2010 to 2019 on SC and eating habits were searched in domestic and international 5 databases.
As a result, 11 clinical studies related to the SC and eating habits were finally selected. From the finally selected research
papers, subjects, study period, constitutional diagnostic tools used for studies, and eating habit evaluation tools were
investigated.
Results
In a total of 11 research papers conducted as clinical studies regarding SC and eating habits for the recent 20 years, eating
speed and meal size items were most frequently used, followed by the regularity of meals, unbalanced diets, breakfast.
Taeumin was more likely to eat fast, eat a lot of food, or overeat while Soeumin was less likely to overeat or they eat less
food. There was no significant difference in the regularity of meals depending on constitution, but each study showed
different tendency.
Conclusion
This study closely reviewed Sasang constitutional eating habit items from the precedent studies to select the major items
of eating habits as a constitutional health management index. The results of this study will contribute to selections of
items and the development of tools to measure constitutional eating habits related to health status.
Keyword
Sasang Constitutional medicine, Sasang Constitution, eating habits, Review
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