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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.
Metabolic syndrome: New purpose for an existing drug

Metabolic syndrome: New purpose for an existing drug

Study explores the overall rate of new cancer cases in Canada from 1971 to 2015

Study explores the overall rate of new cancer cases in Canada from 1971 to 2015

Nutraceuticals could help prevent diabetes

Nutraceuticals could help prevent diabetes

Sudden death due to heart disease – it could be in the genes

Sudden death due to heart disease – it could be in the genes

Study shows link between inflammation and mental sluggishness

Study shows link between inflammation and mental sluggishness

Older Mexican Americans experiencing pain more likely to become frail, study shows

Older Mexican Americans experiencing pain more likely to become frail, study shows

HIV-exposed but uninfected individuals at risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms

HIV-exposed but uninfected individuals at risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms

Added sugar in 60 percent of infant, toddler foods

Added sugar in 60 percent of infant, toddler foods

Study sheds light on how HIV infection may increase risk for sudden cardiac death

Study sheds light on how HIV infection may increase risk for sudden cardiac death

Study looks at trends in added sugars consumption by infants and toddlers

Study looks at trends in added sugars consumption by infants and toddlers

Study examines efficacy of nutraceuticals to manage diabetes

Study examines efficacy of nutraceuticals to manage diabetes

Women most affected by diabetes-related vascular complications

Women most affected by diabetes-related vascular complications

New study reveals America's losing battle to shed extra pounds

New study reveals America's losing battle to shed extra pounds

Most diet trials amend their desired study outcomes along the way

Most diet trials amend their desired study outcomes along the way

Regular co-use of pain and sleep medications may increase risk of frailty in older adults

Regular co-use of pain and sleep medications may increase risk of frailty in older adults

Latest body weight and weight loss trends reflect challenges to health goals

Latest body weight and weight loss trends reflect challenges to health goals

Study finds children become less active as they move through primary school

Study finds children become less active as they move through primary school

Tall people more likely to develop atrial fibrillation

Tall people more likely to develop atrial fibrillation

The arts could benefit health finds landmark WHO report

The arts could benefit health finds landmark WHO report

Bariatric surgery may release toxic compounds from fat into bloodstream, study reveals

Bariatric surgery may release toxic compounds from fat into bloodstream, study reveals