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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.
Weight loss surgery helps reverse respiratory issues in obese patients

Weight loss surgery helps reverse respiratory issues in obese patients

New coalition will help hospitals nationwide provide plant-based food options for patients

New coalition will help hospitals nationwide provide plant-based food options for patients

Exercise addiction more common among people with eating disorder

Exercise addiction more common among people with eating disorder

Exploring link between elevated blood pressure early in life and dementia

Exploring link between elevated blood pressure early in life and dementia

Keto diet produces health benefits in the short term, Yale study finds

Keto diet produces health benefits in the short term, Yale study finds

Study: Weight loss surgery may reduce risk of heart failure, hypertension and early death

Study: Weight loss surgery may reduce risk of heart failure, hypertension and early death

Bariatric surgery may reduce risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third

Bariatric surgery may reduce risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third

New stigma-reduction intervention benefits obese individuals who struggle with poor self-image

New stigma-reduction intervention benefits obese individuals who struggle with poor self-image

Scientists visualize diabetes-related proteins at high resolution

Scientists visualize diabetes-related proteins at high resolution

Study: Weighted vests can help maintain bone density in older adults with obesity

Study: Weighted vests can help maintain bone density in older adults with obesity

Routine Zika vaccination could help prevent suffering and save money

Routine Zika vaccination could help prevent suffering and save money

Diabetes-related proteins seen in high-res for the first time

Diabetes-related proteins seen in high-res for the first time

Experts highlight safety and role of low/no calorie sweeteners in helping reduce sugar intake

Experts highlight safety and role of low/no calorie sweeteners in helping reduce sugar intake

Halting metastasis by preventing cancer cells from using fat

Halting metastasis by preventing cancer cells from using fat

Discovery could lead to early identification of children at high risk of future type 2 diabetes

Discovery could lead to early identification of children at high risk of future type 2 diabetes

Combination of two immune defense strategies could afford alternative approach to treating sepsis

Combination of two immune defense strategies could afford alternative approach to treating sepsis

New Cal Poly study identifies effective weight loss maintenance strategies

New Cal Poly study identifies effective weight loss maintenance strategies

Women with PCOS have lower life satisfaction, poorer health beyond reproductive years

Women with PCOS have lower life satisfaction, poorer health beyond reproductive years

Adolescents with PCOS and obesity have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria

Adolescents with PCOS and obesity have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria

Researchers develop new tool to tackle diet epidemic in India

Researchers develop new tool to tackle diet epidemic in India