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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.
Australian Government push to combat the obesity epidemic

Australian Government push to combat the obesity epidemic

Blood hormone may be key to appetite suppression and obesity control

Blood hormone may be key to appetite suppression and obesity control

Way for diabetics to regulate their blood-sugar levels whilst avoiding weight gain

Way for diabetics to regulate their blood-sugar levels whilst avoiding weight gain

Some low income parents have considered doing something illegal to feed their kids

Some low income parents have considered doing something illegal to feed their kids

World is currently facing a twin epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people

World is currently facing a twin epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people

Atkins responds to recent attacks from industry-funded groups

Atkins responds to recent attacks from industry-funded groups

Senior citizens cutting back on medications due to high costs

Senior citizens cutting back on medications due to high costs

British government's new NHS improvement plan

British government's new NHS improvement plan

Sports medicine may help the national fight against pediatric obesity

Sports medicine may help the national fight against pediatric obesity

Trends in the American diet can be described as more calories, more refined grains, more added sugars, and more added fats

Trends in the American diet can be described as more calories, more refined grains, more added sugars, and more added fats

Exercise helps overweight men with erectile dysfunction

Exercise helps overweight men with erectile dysfunction

Report shows the health of Australians continues to improve

Report shows the health of Australians continues to improve

Stimulation or drugs that target the pro-opiomelanocortin system will be effective in treating diabetes or obesity

Stimulation or drugs that target the pro-opiomelanocortin system will be effective in treating diabetes or obesity

Free TV Australia today called on the ALP to reconsider imposing bans on food advertising in children’s programs

Free TV Australia today called on the ALP to reconsider imposing bans on food advertising in children’s programs

No beneficial medical effects from liposuction

No beneficial medical effects from liposuction

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

The American Medical Association has moved forward in its fight against obesity

The American Medical Association has moved forward in its fight against obesity

Obesity must be acknowledged as a disease

Obesity must be acknowledged as a disease

Joint initiative to tackle cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Joint initiative to tackle cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Adolescents overeat fast food, but lean adolescents compensate for over-consumption by eating less later

Adolescents overeat fast food, but lean adolescents compensate for over-consumption by eating less later