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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.
New patent has potential for the treatment of obesity

New patent has potential for the treatment of obesity

Strategy to treat obesity through molecular liposuction

Strategy to treat obesity through molecular liposuction

Magazine features that claim to list the nation’s healthiest cities should be viewed with some skepticism

Magazine features that claim to list the nation’s healthiest cities should be viewed with some skepticism

Overweight post prostate cancer surgery patients have greater chance of cancer recurrence

Overweight post prostate cancer surgery patients have greater chance of cancer recurrence

Poor diet and lack of exercise targeted by UK government

Poor diet and lack of exercise targeted by UK government

Scottish health professionals tackle problems of obesity

Scottish health professionals tackle problems of obesity

Prevention and partnerships are the keys to improving health and reducing chronic disease in the United States

Prevention and partnerships are the keys to improving health and reducing chronic disease in the United States

Indiana awards over $220,000 across state to increase physical activity this summer

Indiana awards over $220,000 across state to increase physical activity this summer

New Canadian Fat Lab

New Canadian Fat Lab

Blood pressure levels on rise among American children and teenagers

Blood pressure levels on rise among American children and teenagers

Australian researchers at forefront of battle against obesity

Australian researchers at forefront of battle against obesity

Protein in human milk reduces risk of obesity

Protein in human milk reduces risk of obesity

Baby's first eating habits linked to mother's eating habits

Baby's first eating habits linked to mother's eating habits

Stroke warning signs and risk factor recognition

Stroke warning signs and risk factor recognition

Pre-diabetes is far more common in America than previously believed

Pre-diabetes is far more common in America than previously believed

Latest research on obesity, diabetes, hormone replacement therapy to be presented

Latest research on obesity, diabetes, hormone replacement therapy to be presented

British summer of sport starts to tackle obesity

British summer of sport starts to tackle obesity

CDC commits $30 million to innovative public health research

CDC commits $30 million to innovative public health research

British government warns couch potatoes

British government warns couch potatoes

Lean beef good for teenagers

Lean beef good for teenagers