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Overweight and obesity are defined by the WHO as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to an individuals health.

Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer and while it was once an issue only in high income countries, overweight and obesity has now dramatically risen in low- and middle-income countries.Such countries are now facing a "double burden" of disease, for while they continue to deal with the problems of infectious disease and under-nutrition, they are also experiencing a rapid upsurge in chronic disease risk factors such as obesity and overweight, particularly in urban settings.
Normal weight people with central obesity at increased risk for death, study finds

Normal weight people with central obesity at increased risk for death, study finds

Specialist Training in Perioperative Practice

Specialist Training in Perioperative Practice

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Study shows link between regular bedtimes, self-regulation in three-year-olds and later obesity

Study shows link between regular bedtimes, self-regulation in three-year-olds and later obesity

Exposure to variable temperatures may have positive effect on health

Exposure to variable temperatures may have positive effect on health

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Epigenetic changes detectable at birth linked to risk of obesity

Epigenetic changes detectable at birth linked to risk of obesity

Children with obesity face four-fold greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Children with obesity face four-fold greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Negative emotions can inspire cancer patients, study shows

Negative emotions can inspire cancer patients, study shows

Enzyme treatment may prevent or reduce liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption

Enzyme treatment may prevent or reduce liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption

Mental illness does not impact bariatric surgery outcomes, study finds

Mental illness does not impact bariatric surgery outcomes, study finds

How is Formula 1 revolutionizing healthcare?

How is Formula 1 revolutionizing healthcare?

Brain genes influence our eating habits, study finds

Brain genes influence our eating habits, study finds

Early childhood routines linked to healthy development and lesser obesity risk

Early childhood routines linked to healthy development and lesser obesity risk

Study shows how brain genes influence food intake and dietary preferences

Study shows how brain genes influence food intake and dietary preferences

Duration and timing of lunch, recess linked to food choices and physical activity of school children

Duration and timing of lunch, recess linked to food choices and physical activity of school children

Researchers identify obesity as leading cause of preventable life-years lost

Researchers identify obesity as leading cause of preventable life-years lost

High-fat diet and obesity drive liver immune cells to promote metabolic syndrome

High-fat diet and obesity drive liver immune cells to promote metabolic syndrome

Global Kidney Health Atlas highlights huge gaps in CKD care and prevention

Global Kidney Health Atlas highlights huge gaps in CKD care and prevention

BMC receives W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant to improve breastfeeding, maternity care in Mississippi

BMC receives W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant to improve breastfeeding, maternity care in Mississippi