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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.
Texas Biomed and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio join forces to cure mysterious condition

Texas Biomed and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio join forces to cure mysterious condition

Study reveals how carbohydrate-restricted diet improves metabolism

Study reveals how carbohydrate-restricted diet improves metabolism

Study reveals the association between ultra-processed foods and cancer

Study reveals the association between ultra-processed foods and cancer

Intermountain Medical Center launches rooming-in program to support bonding between mothers and newborns

Intermountain Medical Center launches rooming-in program to support bonding between mothers and newborns

American Heart Association commends McDonald's for offering healthier menu in kids' meals

American Heart Association commends McDonald's for offering healthier menu in kids' meals

UTA professor wins grant to study link between fat storage in the heart and cardiovascular disease

UTA professor wins grant to study link between fat storage in the heart and cardiovascular disease

Study reveals new link between bone cells and blood glucose level

Study reveals new link between bone cells and blood glucose level

Eating faster linked to obesity

Eating faster linked to obesity

One or more sugar-sweetened beverages per day linked to lower chance of getting pregnant

One or more sugar-sweetened beverages per day linked to lower chance of getting pregnant

Common ketone supplement may reduce blood sugar in diabetics, suggests study

Common ketone supplement may reduce blood sugar in diabetics, suggests study

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could result in birth of obese children

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could result in birth of obese children

Excessive screen exposure at age 2 can translate into less healthy lifestyle habits in adolescence

Excessive screen exposure at age 2 can translate into less healthy lifestyle habits in adolescence

Study identifies risk factors for sleep apnea in pregnant woman

Study identifies risk factors for sleep apnea in pregnant woman

New scanning technology could reduce number of biopsies on people with fatty liver disease

New scanning technology could reduce number of biopsies on people with fatty liver disease

Cardiovascular risk factors may play greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people

Cardiovascular risk factors may play greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people

Study reveals the link between slow eating and low obesity

Study reveals the link between slow eating and low obesity

Study reports longer survival for obese men with metastatic melanoma

Study reports longer survival for obese men with metastatic melanoma

Benefits of physical activity can outweigh effects of severe obesity, study shows

Benefits of physical activity can outweigh effects of severe obesity, study shows

Before-school physical activity program leads to improvement in body weight, wellness of children

Before-school physical activity program leads to improvement in body weight, wellness of children

Testing for alpha fetoprotein may improve early liver cancer detection, finds study

Testing for alpha fetoprotein may improve early liver cancer detection, finds study