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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.
Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy has potential to reduce weight gain, gestational diabetes

Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy has potential to reduce weight gain, gestational diabetes

Giving antibiotics prior to liver transplant leads to better liver function

Giving antibiotics prior to liver transplant leads to better liver function

Teenagers who skip breakfast more likely to become obese

Teenagers who skip breakfast more likely to become obese

Three primary care organizations win Ascensia’s Type 2 Diabetes Remission Accelerator competition

Three primary care organizations win Ascensia’s Type 2 Diabetes Remission Accelerator competition

Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason for treatment-resistant depression

Obstructive sleep apnea may be one reason for treatment-resistant depression

UTA scientists part of NIH-funded study of precision therapy for HFpEF patients

UTA scientists part of NIH-funded study of precision therapy for HFpEF patients

High prices of nutritious foods contribute to global malnutrition, research shows

High prices of nutritious foods contribute to global malnutrition, research shows

Evolutionary gene loss may explain heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in humans

Evolutionary gene loss may explain heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in humans

Study: Offering a wide variety of snack food encourages children to eat more

Study: Offering a wide variety of snack food encourages children to eat more

Leading healthcare organizations urge Government to prioritize a new alcohol strategy

Leading healthcare organizations urge Government to prioritize a new alcohol strategy

UC Davis participates in landmark study to test whether lifestyle changes can prevent cognitive decline

UC Davis participates in landmark study to test whether lifestyle changes can prevent cognitive decline

Patients' physical health often overlooked in pursuit of treating the mind, finds study

Patients' physical health often overlooked in pursuit of treating the mind, finds study

Researchers use Twitter and artificial intelligence to see who’s exercising

Researchers use Twitter and artificial intelligence to see who’s exercising

AEBP1 gene may play key role in the development and severity of liver disease

AEBP1 gene may play key role in the development and severity of liver disease

New technique reduces postoperative deficit of oxygen in the blood in patients with morbid obesity

New technique reduces postoperative deficit of oxygen in the blood in patients with morbid obesity

Intermittent fasting may regulate blood glucose levels even without weight loss

Intermittent fasting may regulate blood glucose levels even without weight loss

Review: Harmful and beneficial effects of pacifier use in newborns, infants

Review: Harmful and beneficial effects of pacifier use in newborns, infants

Guidelines to help children develop healthy habits early in life

Guidelines to help children develop healthy habits early in life

Perinatal depression screenings may overlook women having suicidal ideation

Perinatal depression screenings may overlook women having suicidal ideation

Researchers find mechanism behind susceptibility to viral infections

Researchers find mechanism behind susceptibility to viral infections