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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 links meat consumption to colon cancer

Study links meat consumption to colon cancer

Elevated glucose levels and diabetes associated with a greater risk for cancer

Elevated glucose levels and diabetes associated with a greater risk for cancer

School strategies to combat obesity epidemic

School strategies to combat obesity epidemic

Molecular Devices introduces fatty acid uptake assay to target metabolic diseases

Molecular Devices introduces fatty acid uptake assay to target metabolic diseases

Elevated blood sugar levels and diabetes are risk factors for developing several types of cancer and mortality

Elevated blood sugar levels and diabetes are risk factors for developing several types of cancer and mortality

Weight, fitness and lifestyle are important factors contributing to metabolic syndrome

Weight, fitness and lifestyle are important factors contributing to metabolic syndrome

Obese and overweight patients in a study group reported sleeping less

Obese and overweight patients in a study group reported sleeping less

Lack of sleep could make you fat

Lack of sleep could make you fat

Potential new therapies for cancer and bleeding disorders

Potential new therapies for cancer and bleeding disorders

Serono announces the availability of Saizen for adult growth hormone deficiency

Serono announces the availability of Saizen for adult growth hormone deficiency

New guidelines for treating diabetes

New guidelines for treating diabetes

Metabolic syndrome linked to carbohydrate-rich diet

Metabolic syndrome linked to carbohydrate-rich diet

Genetics may not be enough to explain the rates of high blood pressure in US African-American populations

Genetics may not be enough to explain the rates of high blood pressure in US African-American populations

More a child is overweight, the poorer quality of life that child will experience

More a child is overweight, the poorer quality of life that child will experience

Sticking to one diet plan key to losing weight

Sticking to one diet plan key to losing weight

Link between fast food, weight gain, and insulin resistance

Link between fast food, weight gain, and insulin resistance

Who's to blame for obese kids?

Who's to blame for obese kids?

Link between body-mass index and oral-contraceptive failure

Link between body-mass index and oral-contraceptive failure

Obesity may impose a smaller healthcare cost on African-Americans than other demographic groups

Obesity may impose a smaller healthcare cost on African-Americans than other demographic groups

Spinal cord injury and obesity

Spinal cord injury and obesity