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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.
Researchers find mechanism behind susceptibility to viral infections

Researchers find mechanism behind susceptibility to viral infections

Tackling high sugar content in baby food

Tackling high sugar content in baby food

Transobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinence

Transobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinence

Study identifies key characteristics and experiences of people who internalize weight bias

Study identifies key characteristics and experiences of people who internalize weight bias

Exposure to nearby greenspace associated with reduced cravings

Exposure to nearby greenspace associated with reduced cravings

Metabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver disease

Metabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver disease

UChicago Medicine's 2019 report highlights South Side communities’ top health priorities

UChicago Medicine's 2019 report highlights South Side communities’ top health priorities

Sugary drinks linked to cancer finds study

Sugary drinks linked to cancer finds study

UCR biomedical professor to investigate how body's cannabis-like molecules influence obesity

UCR biomedical professor to investigate how body's cannabis-like molecules influence obesity

Diet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetes

Diet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetes

Obese patients with Type 1 diabetes could safely receive robotic pancreas transplant

Obese patients with Type 1 diabetes could safely receive robotic pancreas transplant

'Traffic light' food labels associated with reduction in calories purchased by hospital employees

'Traffic light' food labels associated with reduction in calories purchased by hospital employees

Novel program in England's third largest city helps reduce childhood obesity

Novel program in England's third largest city helps reduce childhood obesity

Cancer killing capability of lesser-known immune cells identified

Cancer killing capability of lesser-known immune cells identified

Research team receives federal grant to study obesity in children with spina bifida

Research team receives federal grant to study obesity in children with spina bifida

Bariatric surgery should be offered to all patients who would benefit

Bariatric surgery should be offered to all patients who would benefit

Researchers find link between maternal obesity and childhood cancer in offspring

Researchers find link between maternal obesity and childhood cancer in offspring

More than 936 million people have sleep apnea, ResMed-led analysis reveals

More than 936 million people have sleep apnea, ResMed-led analysis reveals

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

Growth problems in preterm infants associated with altered gut bacteria

Growth problems in preterm infants associated with altered gut bacteria