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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.
Two new resources to enhance level of care for patients with obesity

Two new resources to enhance level of care for patients with obesity

A cup of coffee could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes

A cup of coffee could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes

Promising strategies to control bad food choices

Promising strategies to control bad food choices

New mutation discovered in the leptin gene

New mutation discovered in the leptin gene

New findings offer pathway for fight against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

New findings offer pathway for fight against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Study: Phenols in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on fat and immune cells in mice

Study: Phenols in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on fat and immune cells in mice

Anyone can get hernias, especially after abdominal surgery

Anyone can get hernias, especially after abdominal surgery

Curing cancer: easy politics, difficult science

Curing cancer: easy politics, difficult science

'Substantial' decline in obesity rates among pre-schoolers in the US

'Substantial' decline in obesity rates among pre-schoolers in the US

Vitamin D supplementation may not reduce the risk of heart disease

Vitamin D supplementation may not reduce the risk of heart disease

Study finds link between poor oral health and increased risk of liver cancer

Study finds link between poor oral health and increased risk of liver cancer

Researchers highlight need for ethnic and ancestral diversity in large-scale genomic studies

Researchers highlight need for ethnic and ancestral diversity in large-scale genomic studies

Yale researchers offer insight into the hunger hormone

Yale researchers offer insight into the hunger hormone

Researchers study risk factors of infection of the surgical site following neurosurgery

Researchers study risk factors of infection of the surgical site following neurosurgery

Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at greater risk for developing heart disease

Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors at greater risk for developing heart disease

Study links proximity of fracking to higher household concentrations of radon gas

Study links proximity of fracking to higher household concentrations of radon gas

Link between frequent gaming and obesity appears true only in adults and not in children

Link between frequent gaming and obesity appears true only in adults and not in children

Researchers propose new model for studying age-related cognitive decline

Researchers propose new model for studying age-related cognitive decline

Overweight men contribute to increase in fertility problems

Overweight men contribute to increase in fertility problems

Genetic study on liver iron content may pave way for better treatment

Genetic study on liver iron content may pave way for better treatment