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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.
Healthiest gut bacteria with plant-based or Mediterranean diet

Healthiest gut bacteria with plant-based or Mediterranean diet

Fasting may increase motivation for exercise by surging "hunger hormone" ghrelin

Fasting may increase motivation for exercise by surging "hunger hormone" ghrelin

Being obese may lead to fat accumulation in the lungs

Being obese may lead to fat accumulation in the lungs

Is C-section good for childhood health?

Is C-section good for childhood health?

Study finds little evidence of 'immigrant health paradox' among Arab Americans

Study finds little evidence of 'immigrant health paradox' among Arab Americans

Father’s nutritional pattern affects child’s cardiovascular health

Father’s nutritional pattern affects child’s cardiovascular health

Study shows link between high-fat diet and earlier appearance of Alzheimer's markers in the brain

Study shows link between high-fat diet and earlier appearance of Alzheimer's markers in the brain

Researchers find behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction

Researchers find behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction

Leading children's hospitals to use multi-year federal grant to scale up genomics research collaboration

Leading children's hospitals to use multi-year federal grant to scale up genomics research collaboration

Weight gain between 20 and 40 years of age linked to early death

Weight gain between 20 and 40 years of age linked to early death

Scientists successfully create age-resistant mice with hyper-long telomeres

Scientists successfully create age-resistant mice with hyper-long telomeres

Mice with hyper-long telomeres live longer in better health, study shows

Mice with hyper-long telomeres live longer in better health, study shows

Young adults with PTSD more likely to experience a stroke event by middle age

Young adults with PTSD more likely to experience a stroke event by middle age

Study shows why fatty liver disease contributes to increase in liver cancer

Study shows why fatty liver disease contributes to increase in liver cancer

Bolivian forager-farmers known for healthy cardiovascular systems are split over what makes a good life

Bolivian forager-farmers known for healthy cardiovascular systems are split over what makes a good life

Researchers identify neural pathways that underlie hunger-induced changes in taste preferences

Researchers identify neural pathways that underlie hunger-induced changes in taste preferences

Cancer Atlas: Progress in the fight against cancer is not only possible, but achievable

Cancer Atlas: Progress in the fight against cancer is not only possible, but achievable

Children exposed to smokeless tobacco in fetal life more likely to have higher blood pressure

Children exposed to smokeless tobacco in fetal life more likely to have higher blood pressure

Study reveals factors that predict obesity by adolescence

Study reveals factors that predict obesity by adolescence

No more tater tots? California schools put healthier lunches to the test

No more tater tots? California schools put healthier lunches to the test