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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.
LSUHealthNO breakthrough may pave way for advances in obesity-related diseases

LSUHealthNO breakthrough may pave way for advances in obesity-related diseases

Abu Dhabi focuses on reducing childhood obesity

Abu Dhabi focuses on reducing childhood obesity

Study: ‘Obesity paradox’ not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease

Study: ‘Obesity paradox’ not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease

WHO applauds South African parliament for passing sugary drinks tax bill

WHO applauds South African parliament for passing sugary drinks tax bill

Childhood asthma linked to high maternal sugar intake during pregnancy

Childhood asthma linked to high maternal sugar intake during pregnancy

Prenatal and early-life consumption of sugary drinks may increase risk of mid-childhood asthma

Prenatal and early-life consumption of sugary drinks may increase risk of mid-childhood asthma

Hot flashes may increase risk of developing diabetes, study suggests

Hot flashes may increase risk of developing diabetes, study suggests

Lithium in drinking water can slow Alzheimer's disease mortality rates, study finds

Lithium in drinking water can slow Alzheimer's disease mortality rates, study finds

Specific protein negatively affects pancreatic cells and leads to cancer growth

Specific protein negatively affects pancreatic cells and leads to cancer growth

Intensive weight management program can help people with type 2 diabetes achieve remission

Intensive weight management program can help people with type 2 diabetes achieve remission

Binge eating can act as barrier to achieving weight-loss success

Binge eating can act as barrier to achieving weight-loss success

Researchers identify way to prevent fat cells from growing larger

Researchers identify way to prevent fat cells from growing larger

Nearly 6% of cancers worldwide caused by diabetes and high BMI, study finds

Nearly 6% of cancers worldwide caused by diabetes and high BMI, study finds

Weight gain does not offer mortality benefit for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, findings show

Weight gain does not offer mortality benefit for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, findings show

Study aims to assess causal link between BMI and risk of death

Study aims to assess causal link between BMI and risk of death

Genetics may affect how the body responds to a particular diet

Genetics may affect how the body responds to a particular diet

People who have high BMI more likely to develop dementia, study shows

People who have high BMI more likely to develop dementia, study shows

Study reveals link of male-pattern baldness and premature graying with early heart disease

Study reveals link of male-pattern baldness and premature graying with early heart disease

Studies provide insights into potential effects of weight on individuals with rheumatoid arthritis

Studies provide insights into potential effects of weight on individuals with rheumatoid arthritis

Easy-to-use omics toolkit sets the stage for new era of biology and precision medicine

Easy-to-use omics toolkit sets the stage for new era of biology and precision medicine