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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.
Sugar Association questions claim that breast cancer is connected to sucrose consumption

Sugar Association questions claim that breast cancer is connected to sucrose consumption

Multicultural approach to health needed for well-being of indigenous people

Multicultural approach to health needed for well-being of indigenous people

Clinical trial of lipase inhibitor for the treatment of obesity

Clinical trial of lipase inhibitor for the treatment of obesity

No increased risk of heart attacks among snus/snuff users, unlike smokers

No increased risk of heart attacks among snus/snuff users, unlike smokers

Carb-conscious dieters may be lowering their risk of breast cancer

Carb-conscious dieters may be lowering their risk of breast cancer

Parents, teens underestimating weight

Parents, teens underestimating weight

24-year long asthma study is answering doctors' questions about asthma and its causes

24-year long asthma study is answering doctors' questions about asthma and its causes

Approval of cholesterol-lowering therapy Lipitor for the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Approval of cholesterol-lowering therapy Lipitor for the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Researchers study whether people’s genetic makeup could make them more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee and hip

Researchers study whether people’s genetic makeup could make them more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee and hip

Children should be screened for high blood pressure at age 3

Children should be screened for high blood pressure at age 3

Switches in the brain that tell the body to stop eating and start burning calories

Switches in the brain that tell the body to stop eating and start burning calories

Scientists create mice that don't gain weight, even when fed fat-laden, high calorie diets

Scientists create mice that don't gain weight, even when fed fat-laden, high calorie diets

Japanese study on eggs and mortality is not scientifically sound

Japanese study on eggs and mortality is not scientifically sound

Misfiring proteins linked to sick feeling of type 2 diabetics

Misfiring proteins linked to sick feeling of type 2 diabetics

Importance of physical education in schools to combat childhood obesity

Importance of physical education in schools to combat childhood obesity

Women with a history of cancer in their family are better off having MRI scans instead of mammograms

Women with a history of cancer in their family are better off having MRI scans instead of mammograms

Leptin's fat-burning role in humans

Leptin's fat-burning role in humans

Traveling to and from work can reduce cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes

Traveling to and from work can reduce cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes

New survey shows three out of four diets fail

New survey shows three out of four diets fail

Study to investigate carpal tunnel syndrome

Study to investigate carpal tunnel syndrome