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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.
Endocrine Society opposes HHS rule that would jeopardize transgender individuals' access to healthcare

Endocrine Society opposes HHS rule that would jeopardize transgender individuals' access to healthcare

Mobile phone app may help boost and maintain physical activity in women

Mobile phone app may help boost and maintain physical activity in women

Deactivating specific protein with drugs reverses inflammation, scarring of liver in NASH patients

Deactivating specific protein with drugs reverses inflammation, scarring of liver in NASH patients

UNC program earns recognition as 'best evidence for impact' on obesity prevention in young children

UNC program earns recognition as 'best evidence for impact' on obesity prevention in young children

Study finds stark socio-economic inequalities in children's body mass index

Study finds stark socio-economic inequalities in children's body mass index

Online community for women with diabetes engages patient sharing and guides research

Online community for women with diabetes engages patient sharing and guides research

Scientists examine hormonal links between diet and obesity

Scientists examine hormonal links between diet and obesity

Black women are 'twice as likely to die' from aggressive uterine cancer

Black women are 'twice as likely to die' from aggressive uterine cancer

Daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain

Daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain

Common genetic variant associated with increased food intake and weight gain

Common genetic variant associated with increased food intake and weight gain

New modeling study estimates cancer burden associated with poor diet among American adults

New modeling study estimates cancer burden associated with poor diet among American adults

Drinking diet beverages may increase risk of stroke and heart attack in women over 50

Drinking diet beverages may increase risk of stroke and heart attack in women over 50

Genetic switch that controls conversion of bad to good fat identified

Genetic switch that controls conversion of bad to good fat identified

Study shows relationship between eating behaviors at work and overall diet, health

Study shows relationship between eating behaviors at work and overall diet, health

Study: Only half of U.S. children and adolescents have ideal cholesterol levels

Study: Only half of U.S. children and adolescents have ideal cholesterol levels

Limiting exposure to blue-light emitting devices can improve sleep quality in teenagers

Limiting exposure to blue-light emitting devices can improve sleep quality in teenagers

Blood proteins may be useful for predicting risk of developing heart failure

Blood proteins may be useful for predicting risk of developing heart failure

Researchers explore link between aging fat cells and Alzheimer's

Researchers explore link between aging fat cells and Alzheimer's

Ultra-processed diet increases calorie consumption and weight gain

Ultra-processed diet increases calorie consumption and weight gain

New approach to waking up sleeping genes could help people with Prader-Willi syndrome

New approach to waking up sleeping genes could help people with Prader-Willi syndrome