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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.
Higher BMI in people with prediabetes related to evening preference and lack of sufficient sleep

Higher BMI in people with prediabetes related to evening preference and lack of sufficient sleep

Researchers discover new promising target point for cancer and diabetes therapies

Researchers discover new promising target point for cancer and diabetes therapies

Married people who fight nastily more likely to suffer from leaky guts, study suggests

Married people who fight nastily more likely to suffer from leaky guts, study suggests

Researchers focus on uncoupling obesity from diabetes

Researchers focus on uncoupling obesity from diabetes

Diabetes epidemic in Guatemala driven by aging, not obesity

Diabetes epidemic in Guatemala driven by aging, not obesity

Wearable devices and ‘mhealth’ technology emerge as promising tools for better health

Wearable devices and ‘mhealth’ technology emerge as promising tools for better health

Grip strength of children predicts future cardiometabolic health

Grip strength of children predicts future cardiometabolic health

Fracture risk increases by 30% after gastric bypass, study shows

Fracture risk increases by 30% after gastric bypass, study shows

Medical nutrition therapy provided by RDNs benefits patients with chronic kidney disease

Medical nutrition therapy provided by RDNs benefits patients with chronic kidney disease

New biomarker may provide clues to create diagnostic tool for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure

New biomarker may provide clues to create diagnostic tool for hypoglycemia-associated autonomic failure

Obesity in PTSD patients accounts for increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Obesity in PTSD patients accounts for increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Researchers find potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes

Researchers find potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes

Study shows COPD risk in women with asthma can be reduced

Study shows COPD risk in women with asthma can be reduced

Helmholtz Zentrum München appoints Professor Matthias Tschöp as new CEO

Helmholtz Zentrum München appoints Professor Matthias Tschöp as new CEO

Study: Over 40% of women with asthma may develop COPD

Study: Over 40% of women with asthma may develop COPD

Dietary carbohydrates linked to increased risk of osteoarthritis

Dietary carbohydrates linked to increased risk of osteoarthritis

Encouraging people to eat a wide variety of foods may not be healthier option

Encouraging people to eat a wide variety of foods may not be healthier option

Responsive parenting intervention promotes healthy weight in young children

Responsive parenting intervention promotes healthy weight in young children

Study reveals cellular pathway used by Ebola virus to enter cells

Study reveals cellular pathway used by Ebola virus to enter cells

New research shows that ketogenic diets may increase risk of Type 2 diabetes

New research shows that ketogenic diets may increase risk of Type 2 diabetes