Kuo Chin Huang



Kuo-Chin Huang obtained his M.D. degree and PhD of Epidemiology from National Taiwan University (NTU), and received his post-doc training at Human Nutrition Unit of School of Molecular Bioscience in University of Sydney. He is the professor and director in Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine in NTU. He is also the director and attending physician of Department of Family Medicine at NTU hospital. Over recent years, Professor Huang has been invited to devote his effort in the research of geriatric nutrition as the co-investigator at Division of Gerontology Research, National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan. His major research interest has mostly focused on human nutrition, obesity and its related diseases. He has published more than 100 papers from his work. Professor Huang is currently the president of Taiwan Medical Association for the Study of Obesity, President of Taiwan Medical Association of Human Nutrition, President of Taiwan Association for International Health, Editor in Chief of Obesity Research and Clinical Practice (official journal of the Asia-Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity, AOASO), and Editor in Chief of Taiwan Geriatrics & Gerontology (official journal of Taiwan Geriatrics & Gerontology). He is the immediate-past president of Asia-Oceanic Association for the Study of Obesity and immediate-past vice-president of International Association for the Study of Obesity.


Area of Interest

Human Nutrition,Epidemiology,Family Medicine, Obesity

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1. Chiang JK, Chen CL, Tseng FY, Chi YC, Huang KC, Yang WS. Higher blood aldosterone level in metabolic syndrome is independently related to adiposity and fasting plasma glucose. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2015 Jan 13;14(1):3. [Epub ahead of print] (SCI)
2. Chen TP1, Hung HF, Chen MK, Lai HH, Hsu WF, Huang KC, Yang KC. Helicobacter Pylori Infection is Positively Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in Taiwanese Adults: a Cross-Sectional Study. Helicobacter. 2015 Jan 12. doi: 10.1111/hel.12190. [Epub ahead of print] (SCI)
3. Chiang CH, Huang KC. Reply to "diabetes, dyslipidemia and death from hepatocellular carcinoma in the middle-aged and elderly." Hepatology. 2014 Sep 10. doi: 10.1002/hep.27427. [Epub ahead of print] (corresponding author) (SCI)
4. Chang CI, Huang KC, Chan DC, Wu CH, Lin CC, Hsiung CA, Hsu CC, Chen CY. The impacts of sarcopenia and obesity on physical performance in the elderly. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Aug 27. pii: S1871-403X(14)00526-2. doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2014.08.003. [Epub ahead of print]
5. Chen YL, Yang KC, Chang HH, Lee LT, Lu CW, Huang KC. Low Serum Selenium Level Is Associated With Low Muscle Mass in the Community-Dwelling Elderly. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2014; 15(11):807-11. (corresponding author) (SCI)
6. Chiang CH, Huang KC. Association between metabolic factors and chronic hepatitis B virus infection. World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jun 21; 20(23):7213-7216. (corresponding author) (SCI)
7. Huang CY, Chang HH, Lu CW, Tseng FY, Lee LT, Huang KC. Vitamin D status and risk of metabolic syndrome among non-diabetic young adults. Clin Nutr. 2014 Jun 3. pii: S0261-5614(14)00141-1. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2014.05.010. [Epub ahead of print] (corresponding author) (SCI)
8. Chen YC, Tu YK, Huang KC, Chen PC, Chu DC, Lee YL. Pathway from central obesity to childhood asthma. Physical fitness and sedentary time are leading factors. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 May 15; 189(10):1194-203. (SCI)
9. Wu IC, Lin CC, Hsiung CA, Wang CY, Wu CH, Chan DC, Li TC, Lin WY, Huang KC, Chen CY, Hsu CC; Sarcopenia and Translational Aging Research in Taiwan Team. Epidemiology of sarcopenia among community-dwelling older adults in Taiwan: a pooled analysis for a broader adoption of sarcopenia assessments. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2014 Feb;14 Suppl 1:52-60 (SCI) 10. Chiang CH, Lee LT, Hung SH, Lin WY, Hung HF, Yang WS, Sung PK, Huang KC. Opposite association between diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hepatocellular carcinoma mortality in the middle-aged and elderly. Hepatology. 2014 Jun;59(6):2207-15. (corresponding author) (SCI)
11. Huang CY, Huang HL, Cheng SY, Lu CW, Lee LT, Chiu TY, Huang KC. Tour leaders' knowledge of and attitudes toward rabies vaccination, Taiwan. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Jan;20(1):157-9. (corresponding author) (SCI)
12. Lu CW, Yang KC, Chang HH, Lee LT, Chen CY, Huang KC. Sarcopenic obesity is closely associated with metabolic syndrome. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2013 Jul-Aug;7(4):e301-7 (corresponding author) (SCI)
13. Tsai JS, Lin MT, Wu MS, Huang KC, Lue BH, Lee LT, Chiu TY, Chen CH, Chen SC, Chuang LM, Chen CY. PBMC expressed adiponectin mRNA is predictive of survival in patients with gastric cancer. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2013 Aug 17:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] (SCI)
14. Chiang JK, Lin YL, Chen CL, Ouyang CM, Wu YT, Chi YC, Huang KC, Yang WS. Reduced risk for metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance associated with ovo-lacto-vegetarian behavior in female buddhists: a case-control study. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e71799. (SCI)
15. Huang HL, Cheng SY, Lee LT, Yao CA, Chu CW, Lu CW, Chiu TY, Huang KC. On the trail of preventing meningococcal disease: a survey of students planning to travel to the United States. J Travel Med. 2013 Jul-Aug; 20(4):243-6. (corresponding author) (SCI)
16. Hsu HS, Li CI, Liu CS, Lin CC, Huang KC, Li TC, Huang HY, Lin WY. Iron deficiency is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in the elderly living in long-term care facilities. Nutrition. 2013 May; 29(5):737-43. (SCI)
17. Liang JT, Cheng JC, Huang KC, Lai HS, Sun CT. Comparison of tumor recurrence between laparoscopic total mesorectal excision with sphincter preservation and laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection for low rectal cancer. Surg Endosc. 2013 Sep; 27(9):3452-64. (SCI)
18. Tsai JS, Wu CH, Chen SC, Huang KC, Chen CY, Chang CI, Chuang LM, Chen CY. Plasma adiponectin levels correlate positively with an increasing number of components of frailty in male elders. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56250. (SCI)
19. Wu CH, Yang KC, Chang HH, Yen JF, Tsai KS, Huang KC. Sarcopenia is related to increased risk for low bone mineral density. J Clin Densitom. 2013 Jan-Mar;16(1):98-103. (corresponding author) (SCI)
20. Chiang CH, Lai JS, Hung SH, Lee LT, Sheu JC, Huang KC. Serum adiponectin levels are associated with hepatitis B viral load in overweight to obese hepatitis B virus carriers. Obesity. 2013 Feb; 21(2):291-6. (corresponding author) (SCI)
21. Liao YH, Lin YC, Tsao ST, Lin YC, Yang AJ, Huang CT, Huang KC, Lin WW. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors activate caspase-1 in human monocytes depending on ATP release and P2X7 activation. J Leukoc Biol. 2013 Feb; 93(2):289-99. (corresponding author) (SCI)
22. Chen CA, Tseng WY, Wang JK, Chen SY, Ni YH, Huang KC, Ho YL, Chang CI, Chiu IS, Su MY, Yu HY, Lin MT, Lu CW, Wu MH. Circulating biomarkers of collagen type I metabolism mark the right ventricular fibrosis and adverse markers of clinical outcome in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot. Int J Cardiol. 2012 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print] (SCI)
23. Tseng FY, Lin WY, Lin CC, Lee LT, Li TC, Sung PK, Huang KC. Subclinical hypothyroidism is associated with increased risk for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in adults. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Aug 21;60 (8):730-7. (corresponding author) (SCI)
24. Tseng CK, Lin CH, Hsu HS, Ho CT, Huang HY, Liu CS, Lin CC, Huang KC, Lin WY. In addition to malnutrition and renal function impairment, anemia is associated with hyponatremia in the elderly. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2012 Jul;55(1):77-81. (SCI)
25. Chang MY, Huang DY, Ho FM, Huang KC, Lin WW. PKC-dependent human monocyte adhesion requires AMPK and Syk activation. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e40999. (SCI)