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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.
Researchers shed light on diverse effects of exercise on individuals

Researchers shed light on diverse effects of exercise on individuals

High concentrations of stress hormone affect DNA processes and mental health

High concentrations of stress hormone affect DNA processes and mental health

Study shows existence of numerous, varied genetic syndromes linked to obesity than previously thought

Study shows existence of numerous, varied genetic syndromes linked to obesity than previously thought

Patent analysis reveals that saffron bioactives can be used to treat multiple disorders

Patent analysis reveals that saffron bioactives can be used to treat multiple disorders

Pelvic prolapse surgery using mesh no more effective than standard repair?

Pelvic prolapse surgery using mesh no more effective than standard repair?

Endocrine Society praises CMS decision to extend access to therapeutic CGMs

Endocrine Society praises CMS decision to extend access to therapeutic CGMs

Random DNA copying ‘mistakes’ account for most cancer mutations, study finds

Random DNA copying ‘mistakes’ account for most cancer mutations, study finds

Adults who skip TV during dinner and eat home-cooked meals less likely to be obese, study finds

Adults who skip TV during dinner and eat home-cooked meals less likely to be obese, study finds

SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form

SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form

Study links gastrointestinal disturbances of GWI with changes in intestinal microbiota

Study links gastrointestinal disturbances of GWI with changes in intestinal microbiota

Study compares arm measures to BMI for assessing nutritional status of leukemia survivors

Study compares arm measures to BMI for assessing nutritional status of leukemia survivors

USDA announces $11 million funding for research projects that mitigate antimicrobial resistance

USDA announces $11 million funding for research projects that mitigate antimicrobial resistance

Rapid weight gain during infancy could lead to obesity in adulthood

Rapid weight gain during infancy could lead to obesity in adulthood

Study shows how long-term, weight-bearing exercises trigger bone formation in men

Study shows how long-term, weight-bearing exercises trigger bone formation in men

Endocrine Society releases new guideline to help diagnose and treat hypothalamic amenorrhea

Endocrine Society releases new guideline to help diagnose and treat hypothalamic amenorrhea

Researchers develop way to adjust BMI values for children of different ethnicities

Researchers develop way to adjust BMI values for children of different ethnicities

New recommendations aim to guide doctors and patients about testing, treatment options

New recommendations aim to guide doctors and patients about testing, treatment options

Pre-pregnancy BMI and ethnicity may signal likelihood for obesity later in life, research shows

Pre-pregnancy BMI and ethnicity may signal likelihood for obesity later in life, research shows

Insulin resistance linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance

Insulin resistance linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance

Tsimane indigenous South Americans have lowest prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis of any population yet studied

Tsimane indigenous South Americans have lowest prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis of any population yet studied