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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: Only half of U.S. children and adolescents have ideal cholesterol levels

Study: Only half of U.S. children and adolescents have ideal cholesterol levels

Limiting exposure to blue-light emitting devices can improve sleep quality in teenagers

Limiting exposure to blue-light emitting devices can improve sleep quality in teenagers

Blood proteins may be useful for predicting risk of developing heart failure

Blood proteins may be useful for predicting risk of developing heart failure

Researchers explore link between aging fat cells and Alzheimer's

Researchers explore link between aging fat cells and Alzheimer's

Ultra-processed diet increases calorie consumption and weight gain

Ultra-processed diet increases calorie consumption and weight gain

New approach to waking up sleeping genes could help people with Prader-Willi syndrome

New approach to waking up sleeping genes could help people with Prader-Willi syndrome

Overweight and obese adolescents have similar increased risks of heart disorders

Overweight and obese adolescents have similar increased risks of heart disorders

Walking and muscle-strengthening activities associated with reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death

Walking and muscle-strengthening activities associated with reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death

Study: Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese

Study: Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese

Study: People with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of deadly liver disease

Study: People with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of deadly liver disease

Limiting exposure to blue-light emitting devices can improve sleep in teens

Limiting exposure to blue-light emitting devices can improve sleep in teens

Ultra-Processed foods delay satiety, increase food intake and weight gain

Ultra-Processed foods delay satiety, increase food intake and weight gain

Public health concerns as MPs' connection to organization part-funded by tobacco industry revealed

Public health concerns as MPs' connection to organization part-funded by tobacco industry revealed

AI coach feasible and useful for behavioral counseling of teens in weight-loss program

AI coach feasible and useful for behavioral counseling of teens in weight-loss program

Ultra-processed foods cause overeating and weight gain, NIH study finds

Ultra-processed foods cause overeating and weight gain, NIH study finds

People with fast walking pace have a long life expectancy

People with fast walking pace have a long life expectancy

Study finds extremely low use of weight loss medicines by veterans

Study finds extremely low use of weight loss medicines by veterans

Dartmouth researchers develop new scale to measure external food cue responsiveness for children

Dartmouth researchers develop new scale to measure external food cue responsiveness for children

Lifestyle risk factors account for 27% of all cancer cases in Brazil

Lifestyle risk factors account for 27% of all cancer cases in Brazil

Oxidative stress acts directly on telomeres to hasten cellular aging, study reveals

Oxidative stress acts directly on telomeres to hasten cellular aging, study reveals