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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 uncover how obesity leads to cancer in epithelial cells

Researchers uncover how obesity leads to cancer in epithelial cells

New review finds underrepresentation of obese patients in cancer clinical trials

New review finds underrepresentation of obese patients in cancer clinical trials

Scientists clarify casual role of oxidative stress in metabolically abnormal and healthy obesities

Scientists clarify casual role of oxidative stress in metabolically abnormal and healthy obesities

Sitting during free time increases after transitioning to retirement, study finds

Sitting during free time increases after transitioning to retirement, study finds

Caffeine during pregnancy - babies 66 percent more likely to become overweight

Caffeine during pregnancy - babies 66 percent more likely to become overweight

Mediterranean diet enhances good bacteria living in the gut

Mediterranean diet enhances good bacteria living in the gut

Scientists discover culprit in reducing effectiveness of insulin

Scientists discover culprit in reducing effectiveness of insulin

Inhealthcare teams up with MSKassist to combat problems related to obesity and aging

Inhealthcare teams up with MSKassist to combat problems related to obesity and aging

Researchers discover significant distortions in leading genetics study method

Researchers discover significant distortions in leading genetics study method

Regular soaking in hot tub improves health outlook in obese women with PCOS

Regular soaking in hot tub improves health outlook in obese women with PCOS

Bariatric surgery successes pave way for new type 2 diabetes treatment

Bariatric surgery successes pave way for new type 2 diabetes treatment

Girls with type 2 diabetes have high frequency of menstrual irregularities

Girls with type 2 diabetes have high frequency of menstrual irregularities

Cardiovascular disease may only be a matter of time for people with healthy obesity

Cardiovascular disease may only be a matter of time for people with healthy obesity

UNC-Chapel Hill receives new award to help improve health of North Carolinians

UNC-Chapel Hill receives new award to help improve health of North Carolinians

Researchers discover key link between fat, immune cells and heat regulation

Researchers discover key link between fat, immune cells and heat regulation

Early treatment improves leg ulcer healing rates

Early treatment improves leg ulcer healing rates

Scientists examine how specific eating patterns could help fight cancer and obesity

Scientists examine how specific eating patterns could help fight cancer and obesity

Metabolic differences may contribute to postpartum weight retention in black moms

Metabolic differences may contribute to postpartum weight retention in black moms

Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity warn researchers

Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity warn researchers

Unhealthy diet damages the development of immature fat cells, study shows

Unhealthy diet damages the development of immature fat cells, study shows