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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.
Time-restricted eating shows promise for controlling blood glucose levels

Time-restricted eating shows promise for controlling blood glucose levels

New review highlights how lifestyle affects our genes

New review highlights how lifestyle affects our genes

New review on relationship between COPD and Type 2 diabetes

New review on relationship between COPD and Type 2 diabetes

Improved WIC food packages reduced obesity risk for children, study finds

Improved WIC food packages reduced obesity risk for children, study finds

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity

'Tummy tuck' can be safely performed in obese patients with no increase in complications

'Tummy tuck' can be safely performed in obese patients with no increase in complications

Plant-based diets associated with lower risk of heart failure

Plant-based diets associated with lower risk of heart failure

Asia's diabetes epidemic increases risk of death among women, middle-aged people

Asia's diabetes epidemic increases risk of death among women, middle-aged people

Survey: Half of all American workplaces offer health and wellness programs

Survey: Half of all American workplaces offer health and wellness programs

Study provides new insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can affect cognition

Study provides new insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can affect cognition

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

New scoring system based on genetic markers predicts obesity risk at birth

New scoring system based on genetic markers predicts obesity risk at birth

Timing of food intake influences molecular clock in the liver of mice

Timing of food intake influences molecular clock in the liver of mice

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Innate immune sensor responding to gut microbes can suppress liver cancer

Innate immune sensor responding to gut microbes can suppress liver cancer

Keto diet - for the military, aging and epilepsy

Keto diet - for the military, aging and epilepsy

Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years

Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years

Common sleep myths may pose a significant public health threat

Common sleep myths may pose a significant public health threat

Simple intervention can provide lasting protection for teens against junk food marketing

Simple intervention can provide lasting protection for teens against junk food marketing

Phenols in purple corn may fight obesity, inflammation and diabetes, mice study shows

Phenols in purple corn may fight obesity, inflammation and diabetes, mice study shows