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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.
Prescription for healthy food could be the answer to food insecurity

Prescription for healthy food could be the answer to food insecurity

Chicago adults identify top 10 health problems for children and adolescents in the city

Chicago adults identify top 10 health problems for children and adolescents in the city

Texas leads in worksite lactation support initiatives, research shows

Texas leads in worksite lactation support initiatives, research shows

Diarrhea linked significantly to weight gain

Diarrhea linked significantly to weight gain

Early life experiences underlie chronic obesity and binge-eating

Early life experiences underlie chronic obesity and binge-eating

UT Southwestern researchers identify novel mechanism that regulates fat formation

UT Southwestern researchers identify novel mechanism that regulates fat formation

Fixed play equipment can get children moving

Fixed play equipment can get children moving

Deeper understanding of early life experiences can help fight frequent binge and bulimic behaviors

Deeper understanding of early life experiences can help fight frequent binge and bulimic behaviors

Obesity stigma and yo-yo dieting, not BMI, are behind chronic health conditions, dietitian claims

Obesity stigma and yo-yo dieting, not BMI, are behind chronic health conditions, dietitian claims

Social isolation in adolescence disrupts brain development, mice study shows

Social isolation in adolescence disrupts brain development, mice study shows

Study: Teen girls who stay up late are more likely to gain weight

Study: Teen girls who stay up late are more likely to gain weight

Sleep deprivation affects fat metabolism

Sleep deprivation affects fat metabolism

Heart-healthy forager-farmers in Bolivia are experiencing changes in body mass and diet

Heart-healthy forager-farmers in Bolivia are experiencing changes in body mass and diet

Obesity linked to nearly 6-fold increased risk of type 2 diabetes, along with other risk factors

Obesity linked to nearly 6-fold increased risk of type 2 diabetes, along with other risk factors

Abnormal gut bacteria linked to poor cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis

Abnormal gut bacteria linked to poor cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis

Alternative hunger eradication strategies without pressuring the environment

Alternative hunger eradication strategies without pressuring the environment

New insight into origin of diabetes in overweight patients

New insight into origin of diabetes in overweight patients

New tool to decipher the gut microbiome

New tool to decipher the gut microbiome

SDSU professors study the sensory impact of food and evolution of healthy eating

SDSU professors study the sensory impact of food and evolution of healthy eating

Quick action can save lives of people with severe hypoglycemia

Quick action can save lives of people with severe hypoglycemia