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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.
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

Surprising differences in the DNA of normal cells from different people

Surprising differences in the DNA of normal cells from different people

Combined, heart disease and stroke account for over 50% of all deaths among Los Angeles County women

Combined, heart disease and stroke account for over 50% of all deaths among Los Angeles County women

Computerised treatment for teaching obese teenagers how to eat healthily

Computerised treatment for teaching obese teenagers how to eat healthily

Largest diet and exercise trial in the world for people with type 2 diabetes

Largest diet and exercise trial in the world for people with type 2 diabetes

BMA unhappy that OFCOM has not recommended a ban on all food advertising to children

BMA unhappy that OFCOM has not recommended a ban on all food advertising to children

Reacting to the obesity epidemic, food consumers have stirred a global health revolution

Reacting to the obesity epidemic, food consumers have stirred a global health revolution

A study on diabetes in Central America is set to advance

A study on diabetes in Central America is set to advance

Study on diabetes in Central America

Study on diabetes in Central America

HHS recognizes obesity as a major public health problem

HHS recognizes obesity as a major public health problem

Obesity is not a 'disease' if it can be cured by taking regular walks and eating less

Obesity is not a 'disease' if it can be cured by taking regular walks and eating less

Obesity in mothers is one of the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital malformations in their children

Obesity in mothers is one of the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital malformations in their children

Children and adolescents who consistently watch television for 2 hours or more a day are at an increased risk of being overweight

Children and adolescents who consistently watch television for 2 hours or more a day are at an increased risk of being overweight

Ghrelin may help reduce obsesity in children with genetic disorder

Ghrelin may help reduce obsesity in children with genetic disorder

Surgical flight syndrome: how to reduce the risks

Surgical flight syndrome: how to reduce the risks

Updated guidelines for treatment of blood cholesterol

Updated guidelines for treatment of blood cholesterol

Fluoxetine, orlistat, and sibutramine can diabetics achieve significant weight loss

Fluoxetine, orlistat, and sibutramine can diabetics achieve significant weight loss

Obese people who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery show declines in levels of ghrelin hormone that stimulates appetite

Obese people who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery show declines in levels of ghrelin hormone that stimulates appetite