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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.
Research finds high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among urban population in Nepal

Research finds high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among urban population in Nepal

Research suggests novel approach to treating deadly pancreatic cancer

Research suggests novel approach to treating deadly pancreatic cancer

Poor sleep in children linked to development of diabetes later in life

Poor sleep in children linked to development of diabetes later in life

Study: Liver inflammation increases cholesterol levels in people with diabetes

Study: Liver inflammation increases cholesterol levels in people with diabetes

Late diagnosis of breast cancer in India linked to cultural issues, says study

Late diagnosis of breast cancer in India linked to cultural issues, says study

Positive effects of ‘superfoods’ on people’s health

Positive effects of ‘superfoods’ on people’s health

Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patterns

Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patterns

A mismatch of sweeteness and calories could be triggering weight gain, study says

A mismatch of sweeteness and calories could be triggering weight gain, study says

Obesity and depression are entwined, yet scientists don’t know why

Obesity and depression are entwined, yet scientists don’t know why

Researchers identify gene that could play role in energy requirements of liver cancer cells

Researchers identify gene that could play role in energy requirements of liver cancer cells

Obese patients tend to require additional ICU services after heart surgery

Obese patients tend to require additional ICU services after heart surgery

Early detection, treatment of frailty may help elderly people live healthier lives

Early detection, treatment of frailty may help elderly people live healthier lives

Increased inflammatory markers during pregnancy can lead to changes in fetal brain development

Increased inflammatory markers during pregnancy can lead to changes in fetal brain development

Age of first menstruation may influence time spent in education for young women

Age of first menstruation may influence time spent in education for young women

High-frequency alternating magnetic fields can help destroy bacterial biofilms

High-frequency alternating magnetic fields can help destroy bacterial biofilms

LSU Health New Orleans receives $15 million CDC grant for cancer control in Louisiana

LSU Health New Orleans receives $15 million CDC grant for cancer control in Louisiana

Colon cancer rates rising among younger white adults — and falling among blacks

Colon cancer rates rising among younger white adults — and falling among blacks

Mice study shows why women with obesity have more aggressive breast cancer

Mice study shows why women with obesity have more aggressive breast cancer

Living near food outlets has little impact on individual's BMI, research suggests

Living near food outlets has little impact on individual's BMI, research suggests

Sugar reduction can lead to improvement in health of overweight children and adults

Sugar reduction can lead to improvement in health of overweight children and adults