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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.
Study finds similar weight-loss outcomes for patients covered by insurance and out-of-pocket payers

Study finds similar weight-loss outcomes for patients covered by insurance and out-of-pocket payers

Researchers capture first cryo-EM snapshots of key cellular receptor in action

Researchers capture first cryo-EM snapshots of key cellular receptor in action

Study establishes link between sedentary lifestyle and kidney, bladder cancer risk

Study establishes link between sedentary lifestyle and kidney, bladder cancer risk

Endocrine Society strongly opposes austere cuts to healthcare, medical research budget

Endocrine Society strongly opposes austere cuts to healthcare, medical research budget

BMI and fat carried around the waist can be good indicators of obesity-related cancer risk

BMI and fat carried around the waist can be good indicators of obesity-related cancer risk

Cooking for longer time and adding onion could improve beneficial effects of tomato sofrito

Cooking for longer time and adding onion could improve beneficial effects of tomato sofrito

Research uncovers role of gut microbiota in anti-obesity effects of dietary capsaicin

Research uncovers role of gut microbiota in anti-obesity effects of dietary capsaicin

Researchers shed light on variations in care and complications across bariatric surgery centers

Researchers shed light on variations in care and complications across bariatric surgery centers

Mice study may help explain why dieting can be inefficient way to lose weight

Mice study may help explain why dieting can be inefficient way to lose weight

Exposure to high prenatal stress and air pollution linked to increased risk for childhood asthma

Exposure to high prenatal stress and air pollution linked to increased risk for childhood asthma

Study uncovers new genes linked to intelligence

Study uncovers new genes linked to intelligence

Women with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for pregnancy complications

Women with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for pregnancy complications

No fruit juice for infants during first year of life, say experts

No fruit juice for infants during first year of life, say experts

Research finds high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders among African Americans

Research finds high prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders among African Americans

High systolic blood pressure in young adults linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems

High systolic blood pressure in young adults linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems

Obese women and men exhibit different brain activity related to overeating, study shows

Obese women and men exhibit different brain activity related to overeating, study shows

Exercising burns fat in bone marrow to improve bone health, study shows

Exercising burns fat in bone marrow to improve bone health, study shows

No such thing as “healthy obesity,” say experts

No such thing as “healthy obesity,” say experts

Nut consumption reduces chance of colon cancer recurrence and death, study shows

Nut consumption reduces chance of colon cancer recurrence and death, study shows

Children of migrants have lower obesity rates due to absent grandparents, study finds

Children of migrants have lower obesity rates due to absent grandparents, study finds