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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.
New study finds how the body adapts to occasional short-term overeating

New study finds how the body adapts to occasional short-term overeating

Circadian rhythm plays a part in weight loss

Circadian rhythm plays a part in weight loss

How much screen time is OK for a 5 year old?

How much screen time is OK for a 5 year old?

What causes us to binge eat? Scientists may have the answer.

What causes us to binge eat? Scientists may have the answer.

We are sitting more! How bad is that?

We are sitting more! How bad is that?

Cellular communication in emotion-processing brain region motivates us to keep eating tasty food

Cellular communication in emotion-processing brain region motivates us to keep eating tasty food

Parenting book negates commonly held beliefs

Parenting book negates commonly held beliefs

Ambiguous genitalia in newborns may be more common than previously thought

Ambiguous genitalia in newborns may be more common than previously thought

Obesity linked to a reduction in gray matter

Obesity linked to a reduction in gray matter

Children often turn to sugary drinks instead of water, increasing the risk of obesity

Children often turn to sugary drinks instead of water, increasing the risk of obesity

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