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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.
Western University neuroscientist launches world's largest sleep-and-cognition study

Western University neuroscientist launches world's largest sleep-and-cognition study

Large-scale community initiative holds promise to combat childhood obesity

Large-scale community initiative holds promise to combat childhood obesity

Elevated levels of suPAR protein combine with genetic mutation to trigger CKD in black people

Elevated levels of suPAR protein combine with genetic mutation to trigger CKD in black people

Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health

Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health

Scientists find lack of experimental evidence detailing biologic roles of leptin in metabolism

Scientists find lack of experimental evidence detailing biologic roles of leptin in metabolism

Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

Insulin in the brain may help regulate eating behavior and facilitate weight loss, study shows

Insulin in the brain may help regulate eating behavior and facilitate weight loss, study shows

Novel seca medical Vital Signs Analyzer advances potential of non-invasive diagnostics to completely new level

Novel seca medical Vital Signs Analyzer advances potential of non-invasive diagnostics to completely new level

All kids should be screened for obesity

All kids should be screened for obesity

Specialist antenatal clinics can help cut pregnancy complications for obese women

Specialist antenatal clinics can help cut pregnancy complications for obese women

Study finds breastfeeding could lower a mothers risk of a heart attack or stroke later in life

Study finds breastfeeding could lower a mothers risk of a heart attack or stroke later in life

Review highlights effective treatment options for managing patients with T2D and osteoporosis

Review highlights effective treatment options for managing patients with T2D and osteoporosis

Fathers' increased involvement with caregiving linked to decreased odds of childhood obesity

Fathers' increased involvement with caregiving linked to decreased odds of childhood obesity

Researchers find link between lutein levels in the eye and cognition, achievement in childhood

Researchers find link between lutein levels in the eye and cognition, achievement in childhood

Restoring healthy balance in gut bacteria may reduce ASD symptoms

Restoring healthy balance in gut bacteria may reduce ASD symptoms

Research: Patients with obesity have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgery

Research: Patients with obesity have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgery

Study explores factors, patterns that predict use of restrictive feeding for children

Study explores factors, patterns that predict use of restrictive feeding for children

UAB medical professionals provide few tips to help men get healthy

UAB medical professionals provide few tips to help men get healthy

Activity levels of adolescents and children found to be lower than previously thought

Activity levels of adolescents and children found to be lower than previously thought

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study finds

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study finds