According to the statistics of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, among the top ten causes of death among Chinese people, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, and kidney disease also increase the disability and social and economic burden of the elderly. Developed countries, including Taiwan, are facing an aging population, and efforts to maintain aging health and prevent disability are inevitable missions for medical universities.
Abnormal lipid metabolism is the fundamental origin of many diseases, whether it is caused by abnormal metabolism of congenital constitution or gradually caused by acquired lifestyle. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in civilized populations is high, and lipid abnormalities are especially important causes of metabolic syndrome.
The central spirit of Kaohsiung Medical College is "Pleasure to learn first, research first". In the past, the medical school of our school has a rich research foundation and foundation in non-alcoholic hepatitis and chronic hepatitis-related metabolic abnormalities, diabetes, cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and kidney diseases.