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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.
Mother's smoking during pregnancy associated with early puberty in children

Mother's smoking during pregnancy associated with early puberty in children

Intake of painkillers during pregnancy linked to early puberty in future offspring

Intake of painkillers during pregnancy linked to early puberty in future offspring

Gut bacterial community of healthy adults recovers after short-term exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics

Gut bacterial community of healthy adults recovers after short-term exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics

CRC incidence rates among young adults across Europe increasing by 6% every year

CRC incidence rates among young adults across Europe increasing by 6% every year

Gut microbiota at infancy predict risk of obesity in later life

Gut microbiota at infancy predict risk of obesity in later life

Jean Mayer Prize for Excellence in Nutrition Science and Policy awarded to individuals, organizations

Jean Mayer Prize for Excellence in Nutrition Science and Policy awarded to individuals, organizations

Paternal exercise has significant impact on child's lifelong metabolic health

Paternal exercise has significant impact on child's lifelong metabolic health

Aspirin may be effective in preventing blood clots after knee replacement

Aspirin may be effective in preventing blood clots after knee replacement

FOTIVDA expected to be included in new ESMO guidelines for advanced renal cell carcinoma

FOTIVDA expected to be included in new ESMO guidelines for advanced renal cell carcinoma

Study suggests rising childhood obesity rates as cause for serious hip disease in adolescents

Study suggests rising childhood obesity rates as cause for serious hip disease in adolescents

Free phone app helps low-income obese patients to lose weight

Free phone app helps low-income obese patients to lose weight

11th World Stroke Congress examines high stroke impact in low- and middle-income countries

11th World Stroke Congress examines high stroke impact in low- and middle-income countries

Study finds link between refined soluble fibers, gut microbiota and liver cancer

Study finds link between refined soluble fibers, gut microbiota and liver cancer

Study: Children with autism are more likely to be overweight, obese

Study: Children with autism are more likely to be overweight, obese

Study shows close link between cytokine interleukin-1ß and obesity-promoted colon cancer

Study shows close link between cytokine interleukin-1ß and obesity-promoted colon cancer

Report predicts life expectancy in 2040, Spain comes out on top

Report predicts life expectancy in 2040, Spain comes out on top

New pragmatic study launched to understand the effectiveness of new type 2 diabetes drug

New pragmatic study launched to understand the effectiveness of new type 2 diabetes drug

Research shows people over 65 are not performing enough physical activity

Research shows people over 65 are not performing enough physical activity

Preoperative weight loss may not provide health benefits after surgery

Preoperative weight loss may not provide health benefits after surgery

New research seeks to address sex disparities in women's health

New research seeks to address sex disparities in women's health