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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.
Best approach for repairing breaks in bone separating brain from the nasal cavity is through the nasal cavity

Best approach for repairing breaks in bone separating brain from the nasal cavity is through the nasal cavity

Obese women with early breast cancer at greater risk of death

Obese women with early breast cancer at greater risk of death

Which?'s response to the Advertising Standards Authority's ruling on Kellogg's Frosties advert

Which?'s response to the Advertising Standards Authority's ruling on Kellogg's Frosties advert

Canadian agency releases report on the health of Canada's young people

Canadian agency releases report on the health of Canada's young people

Research continues to show the cardiovascular benefits of fish consumption or omega-3 fatty acids

Research continues to show the cardiovascular benefits of fish consumption or omega-3 fatty acids

Sedentary children at higher risk of chronic fatigue syndrome

Sedentary children at higher risk of chronic fatigue syndrome

Women who take the hormone therapy estrogen plus progestin have double the risk for venous thrombosis

Women who take the hormone therapy estrogen plus progestin have double the risk for venous thrombosis

Interleukin-6 has potential as a therapeutic drug in treating metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis

Interleukin-6 has potential as a therapeutic drug in treating metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis

New genomic, proteomic tools yield clues to exercise/diet effects on obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes

New genomic, proteomic tools yield clues to exercise/diet effects on obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes

Stem cells and drug design

Stem cells and drug design

School physical education programs are the place to score in the battle with obesity

School physical education programs are the place to score in the battle with obesity

Sibling history is a better predictor of coronary heart disease than parental history or traditional risk factor scoring

Sibling history is a better predictor of coronary heart disease than parental history or traditional risk factor scoring

A child's risk of becoming obese may begin before birth and continue throughout infancy

A child's risk of becoming obese may begin before birth and continue throughout infancy

New national resource for medical researchers to be known as the Center on Proteolytic Pathways

New national resource for medical researchers to be known as the Center on Proteolytic Pathways

Genetic abnormalities have a major impact on obesity

Genetic abnormalities have a major impact on obesity

Parents' injury fears stop kids playing sports

Parents' injury fears stop kids playing sports

Charles Darwin University is responding to claims that Australians are now among the fattest people on earth

Charles Darwin University is responding to claims that Australians are now among the fattest people on earth

Marijuana use may increase the risk of ectopic (tubal) pregnancies

Marijuana use may increase the risk of ectopic (tubal) pregnancies

Low paid civil servants were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Low paid civil servants were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Females are predisposed to succumb to the temptation to overeat

Females are predisposed to succumb to the temptation to overeat