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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.
Administering nitric oxide gas after heart surgery may decrease risk of kidney problems

Administering nitric oxide gas after heart surgery may decrease risk of kidney problems

Normalization of 'plus-size' body shapes may prevent recognition of health risks of obesity

Normalization of 'plus-size' body shapes may prevent recognition of health risks of obesity

New study reveals how ‘good’ bacteria help in regulating our metabolism

New study reveals how ‘good’ bacteria help in regulating our metabolism

Researchers discover new type of cell that hinders formation of fat cells

Researchers discover new type of cell that hinders formation of fat cells

New analysis links higher BMI to lower breast cancer risk for younger women

New analysis links higher BMI to lower breast cancer risk for younger women

New study finds higher heart disease risk in bisexual men

New study finds higher heart disease risk in bisexual men

Probiotics could cut age-related bone loss in elderly women

Probiotics could cut age-related bone loss in elderly women

Exercise alters characteristics of blood to reduce inflammation in obese people

Exercise alters characteristics of blood to reduce inflammation in obese people

Review: Stem cells appear to help fight obesity in animal models

Review: Stem cells appear to help fight obesity in animal models

Study finds possible link between Type 2 diabetes and common white pigment

Study finds possible link between Type 2 diabetes and common white pigment

Study: People with severe obesity constantly try to reduce or control their weight

Study: People with severe obesity constantly try to reduce or control their weight

Study: Effects of atrial fibrillation can be reduced or reversed by losing weight

Study: Effects of atrial fibrillation can be reduced or reversed by losing weight

Preconception binge drinking may have negative effect on future offspring

Preconception binge drinking may have negative effect on future offspring

Low blood levels of vitamin D linked to increased risk of interstitial lung disease

Low blood levels of vitamin D linked to increased risk of interstitial lung disease

Eating plant-based diet can reduce risk for heart problems in people with type 2 diabetes

Eating plant-based diet can reduce risk for heart problems in people with type 2 diabetes

Ultrasound-based technology for assessing overweight adolescents with liver disease

Ultrasound-based technology for assessing overweight adolescents with liver disease

Weight loss of 20% or greater results in better outcomes for overweight, obese adults with knee osteoarthritis

Weight loss of 20% or greater results in better outcomes for overweight, obese adults with knee osteoarthritis

Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementia

Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementia

Childhood, adult obesity raise risk of developing hip and knee osteoarthritis

Childhood, adult obesity raise risk of developing hip and knee osteoarthritis

Gut microbiome may be potential contributor to depression, anxiety in people with obesity

Gut microbiome may be potential contributor to depression, anxiety in people with obesity