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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.
Genetic variants associated with adult obesity start playing a role during early childhood

Genetic variants associated with adult obesity start playing a role during early childhood

Death rates from heart failure are higher in the poorest U.S. counties

Death rates from heart failure are higher in the poorest U.S. counties

WSU researcher to study impact of outdoor preschools on children's health outcomes

WSU researcher to study impact of outdoor preschools on children's health outcomes

Younger people getting cancer due to obesity

Younger people getting cancer due to obesity

Diabetes associated with increased risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack

Diabetes associated with increased risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack

World Heart Federation launches new roadmap to reduce global burden of CVD in people with diabetes

World Heart Federation launches new roadmap to reduce global burden of CVD in people with diabetes

Unhealthy lifestyle raises heart disease risk more than genetics

Unhealthy lifestyle raises heart disease risk more than genetics

CRISPR-Cas9 successfully reverses type 2 diabetes in mice

CRISPR-Cas9 successfully reverses type 2 diabetes in mice

Risk factors for cardiovascular disease and deaths around the world could be improved, study finds

Risk factors for cardiovascular disease and deaths around the world could be improved, study finds

Overweight adolescents actually eat less when exposed to stressful events

Overweight adolescents actually eat less when exposed to stressful events

Blood pressure in children affected by early environmental exposures

Blood pressure in children affected by early environmental exposures

Spending more time standing helps reduce negative consequences of sedentary lifestyle

Spending more time standing helps reduce negative consequences of sedentary lifestyle

Metabolic surgery improves health in obese diabetics

Metabolic surgery improves health in obese diabetics

Exercise during pregnancy shown to restore metabolic health

Exercise during pregnancy shown to restore metabolic health

ARNI therapy trial misses target in heart failure, may have selective benefit only

ARNI therapy trial misses target in heart failure, may have selective benefit only

Microbes linked to heart attacks finds study

Microbes linked to heart attacks finds study

Researchers illuminate mysterious aspect of mitochondrial metabolism using a tiny thermometer

Researchers illuminate mysterious aspect of mitochondrial metabolism using a tiny thermometer

Partitioned portions can help increase vegetable consumption

Partitioned portions can help increase vegetable consumption

Red wine could benefit gut bacteria finds study

Red wine could benefit gut bacteria finds study

Claims that cesarean sections increase the risk of autism are “highly unlikely”, say experts

Claims that cesarean sections increase the risk of autism are “highly unlikely”, say experts