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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.
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

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

New scoring system based on genetic markers predicts obesity risk at birth

New scoring system based on genetic markers predicts obesity risk at birth

Timing of food intake influences molecular clock in the liver of mice

Timing of food intake influences molecular clock in the liver of mice

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Innate immune sensor responding to gut microbes can suppress liver cancer

Innate immune sensor responding to gut microbes can suppress liver cancer

Keto diet - for the military, aging and epilepsy

Keto diet - for the military, aging and epilepsy

Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years

Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years

Common sleep myths may pose a significant public health threat

Common sleep myths may pose a significant public health threat

Simple intervention can provide lasting protection for teens against junk food marketing

Simple intervention can provide lasting protection for teens against junk food marketing

Phenols in purple corn may fight obesity, inflammation and diabetes, mice study shows

Phenols in purple corn may fight obesity, inflammation and diabetes, mice study shows

Fat shaming celebrities may make women more judgemental about being overweight

Fat shaming celebrities may make women more judgemental about being overweight

New app can predict likelihood of developing incisional hernia after abdominal surgery

New app can predict likelihood of developing incisional hernia after abdominal surgery

NASA Twins Study: Extended spaceflight has small, transient effect on the gut microbiome

NASA Twins Study: Extended spaceflight has small, transient effect on the gut microbiome

High levels of blood lipids may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms in obese patients

High levels of blood lipids may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms in obese patients

Ohio researchers investigate racial disparity in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Ohio researchers investigate racial disparity in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

The two-hit model can lead to better understanding of heart failure

The two-hit model can lead to better understanding of heart failure

Molecule metabolite variations in breast milk may hold risk factors for childhood obesity

Molecule metabolite variations in breast milk may hold risk factors for childhood obesity

Atrium Health and Wake Forest signs MOU to create next-generation healthcare system

Atrium Health and Wake Forest signs MOU to create next-generation healthcare system