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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.
Protein identified as promising novel obesity treatment

Protein identified as promising novel obesity treatment

Better post-weaning diet can reverse potential consequences of early-life high-fat exposure

Better post-weaning diet can reverse potential consequences of early-life high-fat exposure

Yale study finds reduced brain glucose levels in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

Yale study finds reduced brain glucose levels in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

White men who exercise at high levels have greater risk for plaque buildup in arteries

White men who exercise at high levels have greater risk for plaque buildup in arteries

Lack of sleep among pregnant women linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes

Lack of sleep among pregnant women linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes

Endocrine Society provides report on announcements related to health insurance policy

Endocrine Society provides report on announcements related to health insurance policy

The sale of “super-size” chocolate bars to be banned in England hospitals

The sale of “super-size” chocolate bars to be banned in England hospitals

Low-fat avocados could be the new “in” thing

Low-fat avocados could be the new “in” thing

TSRI study offers key insights into possible links between sleep and hunger

TSRI study offers key insights into possible links between sleep and hunger

WHO announces establishment of new high-level commission to tackle NCDs

WHO announces establishment of new high-level commission to tackle NCDs

Crown Bioscience announces availability of new translational models for obesity and diabetes in Europe

Crown Bioscience announces availability of new translational models for obesity and diabetes in Europe

C-section kids could be at greater risk of being overweight due to differences in their gut bacteria

C-section kids could be at greater risk of being overweight due to differences in their gut bacteria

Study examines respiratory function and exercise ability in obese children

Study examines respiratory function and exercise ability in obese children

Research finds higher rates of cancer in world's ‘better’ countries

Research finds higher rates of cancer in world's ‘better’ countries

Obesity rates among children and adolescents have increased ten-fold over the last four decades

Obesity rates among children and adolescents have increased ten-fold over the last four decades

Breakfast omission does not lead to overeating in teenage girls, study finds

Breakfast omission does not lead to overeating in teenage girls, study finds

Scientists identify protein as potential therapeutic target to fight against obesity

Scientists identify protein as potential therapeutic target to fight against obesity

Flexible sensors can measure rhythmic contractions of the digestive tract

Flexible sensors can measure rhythmic contractions of the digestive tract

Study: Ovarian reserve tests do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception

Study: Ovarian reserve tests do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception

Common acid reflux drugs linked to progression of chronic liver disease

Common acid reflux drugs linked to progression of chronic liver disease