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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.
Confirmation of what we all suspected, electronic gaming is making kids fat

Confirmation of what we all suspected, electronic gaming is making kids fat

New research offers clues into how the body controls appetite and food intake

New research offers clues into how the body controls appetite and food intake

Why lost weight returns after dieting

Why lost weight returns after dieting

Geneticists have closed in on the genetic basis for risk factors of metabolic diseases

Geneticists have closed in on the genetic basis for risk factors of metabolic diseases

U-M scientists say Wnt protein prevents obesity by inhibiting fat cell development

U-M scientists say Wnt protein prevents obesity by inhibiting fat cell development

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

Depression in young women doubles risk of metabolic syndrome

Depression in young women doubles risk of metabolic syndrome

Duloxetine reduces stress urinary incontinence and improves quality of life for women

Duloxetine reduces stress urinary incontinence and improves quality of life for women

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