Research Highlights

The FiLWHEL study discovered that Filipino immigrant women married to Korean men, who are currently living with their parents-in-law, tend to consume relatively high amount of Han-sik (Korean traditional meal) than those who did not live with parents-in-law. Further epidemiologic studies are suggested to determine how the specific diet affects the health and wellbeing of Filipino immigrant women in Korea.

A cross-sectional study of married Filipino immigrant women enrolled in the FiLWHEL research was conducted and found the relationship between high dietary diversity and low obesity prevalence. Our findings support the Public Health dietary guidelines where special emphasis on variety of food consumption including all food group as part of a daily diet for obesity prevention.