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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.
Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women

Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women

Drinking more milk might not mean children develop healthier bones

Drinking more milk might not mean children develop healthier bones

A weighty issue: can your eating habits make you infertile?

A weighty issue: can your eating habits make you infertile?

Mutations in newly discovered gene, NPHP5 cause Senior-Loken syndrome

Mutations in newly discovered gene, NPHP5 cause Senior-Loken syndrome

Meditation may reduce heart disease risk

Meditation may reduce heart disease risk

Amercan footballers are too fat

Amercan footballers are too fat

Virginia Department of Health seeks input to reduce obesity

Virginia Department of Health seeks input to reduce obesity

Growing evidence base supports focus on mind-body connection in heart disease

Growing evidence base supports focus on mind-body connection in heart disease

First study to show cost-effectiveness of pre-diabetes intervention

First study to show cost-effectiveness of pre-diabetes intervention

Rising awareness, new product alternatives to boost prospects of European sleep apnea diagnostics market

Rising awareness, new product alternatives to boost prospects of European sleep apnea diagnostics market

Surgical treatment of hip or knee arthritis does not reduce obesity

Surgical treatment of hip or knee arthritis does not reduce obesity

Promising new strategy for Swedish medical research

Promising new strategy for Swedish medical research

Balance between potassium and sodium is very important for proper body function

Balance between potassium and sodium is very important for proper body function

Childhood obesity is a serious health problem in Australia

Childhood obesity is a serious health problem in Australia

Is it exercise or dieting that helps prevent cancer?

Is it exercise or dieting that helps prevent cancer?

Don’t believe everything you read on diets

Don’t believe everything you read on diets

Elderly patients can safely undergo gastric bypass surgery

Elderly patients can safely undergo gastric bypass surgery

82 percent of women have at least one factor that puts them at risk for a future heart attack

82 percent of women have at least one factor that puts them at risk for a future heart attack

Young adults can be motivated to eat more servings of fruits and vegetables

Young adults can be motivated to eat more servings of fruits and vegetables

Exercise and dietary changes vital in taking and keeping off weight that is associated with many chronic health problems

Exercise and dietary changes vital in taking and keeping off weight that is associated with many chronic health problems