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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.
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

Baby socks contain traces of bisphenol A and parabens, study finds

Baby socks contain traces of bisphenol A and parabens, study finds

Warning issued by FDA after patient dies following fecal transplant

Warning issued by FDA after patient dies following fecal transplant

Women's pre-pregnancy obesity changes breast milk contents which can affect infant growth

Women's pre-pregnancy obesity changes breast milk contents which can affect infant growth

Research identifies new approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging

Research identifies new approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging

Cooking vegetables with extra virgin olive oil favors absorption, release of bioactive compounds

Cooking vegetables with extra virgin olive oil favors absorption, release of bioactive compounds

Pre-pregnancy maternal obesity may affect growth of breastfeeding infants

Pre-pregnancy maternal obesity may affect growth of breastfeeding infants

Sofrito cooking technique releases healthy nutrients

Sofrito cooking technique releases healthy nutrients

Over a quarter of adults aged 50+ have vitamin D deficiency, study finds

Over a quarter of adults aged 50+ have vitamin D deficiency, study finds

Body composition could influence energy spent standing versus sitting, research shows

Body composition could influence energy spent standing versus sitting, research shows

Overweight young children have a doubled risk of high blood pressure

Overweight young children have a doubled risk of high blood pressure

Persistent poverty endangers health in 20% of UK children

Persistent poverty endangers health in 20% of UK children

Transgenerational BPA exposure may contribute to autism, study finds

Transgenerational BPA exposure may contribute to autism, study finds

Study reports significant link between exposure to inorganic dust and gout in women

Study reports significant link between exposure to inorganic dust and gout in women

Vitamin D and estrogen can prevent heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in women

Vitamin D and estrogen can prevent heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in women

Study shows link between BMI and disease severity in psoriatic arthritis

Study shows link between BMI and disease severity in psoriatic arthritis