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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: Gastric band surgery has major benefits for moderately overweight people with type 2 diabetes

Study: Gastric band surgery has major benefits for moderately overweight people with type 2 diabetes

Mice study provides clues to how genetic variations in gut microbes influence metabolic disease

Mice study provides clues to how genetic variations in gut microbes influence metabolic disease

Excess lipoproteins, fatty acids may be linked to chronic kidney stones in children

Excess lipoproteins, fatty acids may be linked to chronic kidney stones in children

UT Southwestern scientists unravel role of PARP enzymes in major cellular activities

UT Southwestern scientists unravel role of PARP enzymes in major cellular activities

World's largest GWAS on proteomics uncovers molecular mechanisms of complex diseases

World's largest GWAS on proteomics uncovers molecular mechanisms of complex diseases

Researchers provide new data and prospects for links between gut microbiota and depression

Researchers provide new data and prospects for links between gut microbiota and depression

Single high-fat meal can change energy metabolism of the liver, study finds

Single high-fat meal can change energy metabolism of the liver, study finds

'Shuttle run test' can help identify children at increased risk of cardiovascular disease in future

'Shuttle run test' can help identify children at increased risk of cardiovascular disease in future

Signals from fat cells may aid in diagnostics for metabolic conditions

Signals from fat cells may aid in diagnostics for metabolic conditions

LHSNet focuses on improving patient-centered clinical care through translational research

LHSNet focuses on improving patient-centered clinical care through translational research

Research: Nearly 20% of households exhibit double burden of malnutrition in Indonesia

Research: Nearly 20% of households exhibit double burden of malnutrition in Indonesia

TSRI scientists target obesity-linked protein to prevent weight gain in animal models

TSRI scientists target obesity-linked protein to prevent weight gain in animal models

Combination of drugs amplifies kill rates of brain cancer tumours in mice

Combination of drugs amplifies kill rates of brain cancer tumours in mice

Weight gain over course of life can increase risk of developing oesophageal and stomach cancers

Weight gain over course of life can increase risk of developing oesophageal and stomach cancers

RTI study: Cardiovascular disease costs expected to reach $1.1 trillion in next two decades

RTI study: Cardiovascular disease costs expected to reach $1.1 trillion in next two decades

Genetic proneness to illnesses may contribute to self-reported tiredness and low energy

Genetic proneness to illnesses may contribute to self-reported tiredness and low energy

New report shows how to manage patients with obesity by prescribing optimal medications

New report shows how to manage patients with obesity by prescribing optimal medications

Long-term use of testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men may reduce risk of death from CV disease

Long-term use of testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men may reduce risk of death from CV disease

FDA approves new treatment for wide range of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

FDA approves new treatment for wide range of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

UCLA cardiology expert provides ten heart healthy tips for Valentine's Day

UCLA cardiology expert provides ten heart healthy tips for Valentine's Day