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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.
High-fat, high-sugar diet in mouse mothers causes problems in the hearts of offspring

High-fat, high-sugar diet in mouse mothers causes problems in the hearts of offspring

Mayo Clinic study identifies potential new drug therapy for liver diseases

Mayo Clinic study identifies potential new drug therapy for liver diseases

Long-term use of inexpensive weight-loss drug may be safe and effective

Long-term use of inexpensive weight-loss drug may be safe and effective

City of Hope exhibits current studies and data on cancer therapies at AACR

City of Hope exhibits current studies and data on cancer therapies at AACR

High-fructose corn syrup fuels growth of colon tumors in mice

High-fructose corn syrup fuels growth of colon tumors in mice

Recent research shows that ease of breastfeeding after C-section differs culturally

Recent research shows that ease of breastfeeding after C-section differs culturally

European Parliament's report calls on EU to develop policies to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals

European Parliament's report calls on EU to develop policies to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals

NSF offers grant to improve treatment approaches for pelvic organ prolapse

NSF offers grant to improve treatment approaches for pelvic organ prolapse

Generic messages don't help patients to lose weight

Generic messages don't help patients to lose weight

New algae-based treatment could reduce need for limb amputation

New algae-based treatment could reduce need for limb amputation

Stroke risk reduces in both black and white older Medicare beneficiaries, study reports

Stroke risk reduces in both black and white older Medicare beneficiaries, study reports

Umass Amherst food scientist honored with 2019 Young Scientist Research Award

Umass Amherst food scientist honored with 2019 Young Scientist Research Award

Sphingotec reports new applications of bio-ADM at 39th ISICEM

Sphingotec reports new applications of bio-ADM at 39th ISICEM

Mild sleep apnea during pregnancy changes sugar levels and may affect infant growth patterns

Mild sleep apnea during pregnancy changes sugar levels and may affect infant growth patterns

Cholesterol lowering drug can also help treat cancer-associated cachexia

Cholesterol lowering drug can also help treat cancer-associated cachexia

Food pantry clients more likely to make healthy choices when meal kits and recipe tastings are available

Food pantry clients more likely to make healthy choices when meal kits and recipe tastings are available

New article focuses on integrative health, value-based medicine, and whole systems research

New article focuses on integrative health, value-based medicine, and whole systems research

ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

Veterans more likely to have heart disease at a younger age, finds study

Veterans more likely to have heart disease at a younger age, finds study

Study: More vitamin D may boost memory but too much could lead to slower reaction time

Study: More vitamin D may boost memory but too much could lead to slower reaction time