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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.
Women exposed to common antibacterial more likely to develop osteoporosis

Women exposed to common antibacterial more likely to develop osteoporosis

Study highlights potential health impact of zero-calorie sweeteners

Study highlights potential health impact of zero-calorie sweeteners

LSU Health researchers to investigate link between breast cancer and obesity in real time

LSU Health researchers to investigate link between breast cancer and obesity in real time

Sugar‐sweetened beverage taxes reduce intake, major review shows

Sugar‐sweetened beverage taxes reduce intake, major review shows

Increased air pollution could reduce health benefits of living in walkable neighborhoods

Increased air pollution could reduce health benefits of living in walkable neighborhoods

Living environment, air pollution may be linked to increased risk of hypertension

Living environment, air pollution may be linked to increased risk of hypertension

Loss of body fat causes growth of the intestine

Loss of body fat causes growth of the intestine

Metabolomics may be key to identifying diabetes-related kidney disease

Metabolomics may be key to identifying diabetes-related kidney disease

Baking soda affects inflammation and insulin handling in type 2 diabetes

Baking soda affects inflammation and insulin handling in type 2 diabetes

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