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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.
Women who had low birthweight face increased risk of pregnancy complications

Women who had low birthweight face increased risk of pregnancy complications

Food insecurity associated with increased odds of binge-eating disorder and obesity

Food insecurity associated with increased odds of binge-eating disorder and obesity

Researchers aim to improve cognition, reverse weight gain in schizophrenia

Researchers aim to improve cognition, reverse weight gain in schizophrenia

Research explores effects of cannabis use on males’ reproductive health

Research explores effects of cannabis use on males’ reproductive health

Mindfulness training could be excellent strategy to prevent and manage obesity

Mindfulness training could be excellent strategy to prevent and manage obesity

Research suggests a promising therapeutic target to treat or prevent metabolic disorders

Research suggests a promising therapeutic target to treat or prevent metabolic disorders

Just one night of sleep deprivation increases the urge to eat

Just one night of sleep deprivation increases the urge to eat

New bacterial species may help fight obesity and metabolic disorders

New bacterial species may help fight obesity and metabolic disorders

Boys with good motor skills are better problem-solvers, study shows

Boys with good motor skills are better problem-solvers, study shows

Food labels have caused changes in consumers' intake and industry's use of key additives

Food labels have caused changes in consumers' intake and industry's use of key additives

In-school nutrition programs among students limit increases in BMI, finds study

In-school nutrition programs among students limit increases in BMI, finds study

Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin

Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin

Excess weight responsible for cancers globally finds report

Excess weight responsible for cancers globally finds report

New project aims to understand why and how metabolic disorders develop in patients

New project aims to understand why and how metabolic disorders develop in patients

The effect of probiotics on intestinal flora of premature babies

The effect of probiotics on intestinal flora of premature babies

Exercise may reduce colorectal cancer risk after weight loss

Exercise may reduce colorectal cancer risk after weight loss

Study describes mechanism that makes people more vulnerable to hunger-causing stimuli

Study describes mechanism that makes people more vulnerable to hunger-causing stimuli

Weight history at ages 20 and 40 could help predict patients' future risk of heart failure

Weight history at ages 20 and 40 could help predict patients' future risk of heart failure

Obsessive-compulsive disorder may protect individuals from obesity

Obsessive-compulsive disorder may protect individuals from obesity

Study highlights factors that can reduce food cravings

Study highlights factors that can reduce food cravings