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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.
CALCR neurons may influence long-term control of food intake and body weight

CALCR neurons may influence long-term control of food intake and body weight

Team finds a way to removes GI device without using endoscopy

Team finds a way to removes GI device without using endoscopy

15 percent of people in the US are physically inactive, CDC report says

15 percent of people in the US are physically inactive, CDC report says

Weight-loss drug Belviq increases risk of cancer, FDA warns

Weight-loss drug Belviq increases risk of cancer, FDA warns

Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of dying from heart disease

Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of dying from heart disease

Lung Rescue Team at MGH reduces mortality risk in obese patients with acute respiratory failure

Lung Rescue Team at MGH reduces mortality risk in obese patients with acute respiratory failure

Less physical activity for infants may lead to more fat accumulation and obesity

Less physical activity for infants may lead to more fat accumulation and obesity

Walnuts may be a heart- and gut-healthy snack

Walnuts may be a heart- and gut-healthy snack

Study determines prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis among young adults in the UK

Study determines prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis among young adults in the UK

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

More federal funding needed to improve active transportation among Americans

More federal funding needed to improve active transportation among Americans

Tailored mesoporous silica particles could be used to treat obesity, diabetes

Tailored mesoporous silica particles could be used to treat obesity, diabetes

Delaying Knee Surgery has a Detrimental Impact on Health, a New Study Finds

Delaying Knee Surgery has a Detrimental Impact on Health, a New Study Finds

Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act has led to improvements in the quality of school meals

Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act has led to improvements in the quality of school meals

Blocking AHR receptor can reverse obesity, study finds

Blocking AHR receptor can reverse obesity, study finds

Losing Tongue Fat Improves Sleep Apnea

Losing Tongue Fat Improves Sleep Apnea

Genes Determining the Browning of White Fat finds Study

Genes Determining the Browning of White Fat finds Study

Sugar content in soft drinks has reduced by 29% in the UK, shows study

Sugar content in soft drinks has reduced by 29% in the UK, shows study

Researchers discover new cellular player involved in obesity

Researchers discover new cellular player involved in obesity

Researchers identify common characteristics of residents who feel lonely

Researchers identify common characteristics of residents who feel lonely