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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.
Rapid and sensitive tracking of fat molecules in the body

Rapid and sensitive tracking of fat molecules in the body

Being overweight before 40 raises the risk of cancer

Being overweight before 40 raises the risk of cancer

Snacking could be banned on local transport in a bid to curb childhood obesity

Snacking could be banned on local transport in a bid to curb childhood obesity

Highly sensitive method can 'track' fat metabolism

Highly sensitive method can 'track' fat metabolism

New data shows rise in obesity prevalence among reception-aged children in 2018-19

New data shows rise in obesity prevalence among reception-aged children in 2018-19

Coffee beans show promise in fighting inflammation, insulin resistance

Coffee beans show promise in fighting inflammation, insulin resistance

Extracts from coffee bean skins reduce fat-induced inflammation, insulin resistance in mouse cells

Extracts from coffee bean skins reduce fat-induced inflammation, insulin resistance in mouse cells

Newly tested medical device mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents

Newly tested medical device mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents

Overweight before age 40 linked to increased cancer risk

Overweight before age 40 linked to increased cancer risk

A bleak outlook from OECD's latest obesity report

A bleak outlook from OECD's latest obesity report

UK Chief Medical Officer calls for tough action to tackle childhood obesity

UK Chief Medical Officer calls for tough action to tackle childhood obesity

Osteoarthritis has no cure, but symptoms can be managed

Osteoarthritis has no cure, but symptoms can be managed

Study sheds light on how human gut microbes break down processed foods

Study sheds light on how human gut microbes break down processed foods

Researchers use AI to counter soaring costs of health care

Researchers use AI to counter soaring costs of health care

Cell discovery could help fight against liver disease

Cell discovery could help fight against liver disease

Calorie content of popular UK restaurant chain dishes is too high, study finds

Calorie content of popular UK restaurant chain dishes is too high, study finds

Adult severe obesity risk rates vary by sex, race and other childhood factors

Adult severe obesity risk rates vary by sex, race and other childhood factors

Lab-grown, testosterone-producing cells could help treat hypogonadism

Lab-grown, testosterone-producing cells could help treat hypogonadism

BMI of children generally rises in summer and decreases in the fall, study shows

BMI of children generally rises in summer and decreases in the fall, study shows

Losing weight and keeping it off could help stabilize or improve cardiometabolic risk factors

Losing weight and keeping it off could help stabilize or improve cardiometabolic risk factors