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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.
Study to find the best diet to reduce heart disease and diabetes

Study to find the best diet to reduce heart disease and diabetes

Faster growing babies are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke

Faster growing babies are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke

People with pre-diabetes can make changes to prevent serious illness

People with pre-diabetes can make changes to prevent serious illness

Twice as many overweight children and almost three times as many overweight adolescents as there were in 1980's

Twice as many overweight children and almost three times as many overweight adolescents as there were in 1980's

Mechanism that prevents kidney damage in the early stages of diabetes associated with obesity

Mechanism that prevents kidney damage in the early stages of diabetes associated with obesity

1 in every 10 children worldwide is obese

1 in every 10 children worldwide is obese

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women

Obesity epidemic and its impact on prostate cancer

Obesity epidemic and its impact on prostate cancer

Cardiovascular disease in parents is a major predictor of offspring having a heart attack or stroke

Cardiovascular disease in parents is a major predictor of offspring having a heart attack or stroke

Landmark study to identify the best dietary strategies to reduce heart disease and Type 2 diabetes

Landmark study to identify the best dietary strategies to reduce heart disease and Type 2 diabetes

Ingenium's acquisition of US patents may lead to drug discovery and development

Ingenium's acquisition of US patents may lead to drug discovery and development

New patent has potential for the treatment of obesity

New patent has potential for the treatment of obesity

Strategy to treat obesity through molecular liposuction

Strategy to treat obesity through molecular liposuction

Magazine features that claim to list the nation’s healthiest cities should be viewed with some skepticism

Magazine features that claim to list the nation’s healthiest cities should be viewed with some skepticism

Overweight post prostate cancer surgery patients have greater chance of cancer recurrence

Overweight post prostate cancer surgery patients have greater chance of cancer recurrence

Poor diet and lack of exercise targeted by UK government

Poor diet and lack of exercise targeted by UK government

Scottish health professionals tackle problems of obesity

Scottish health professionals tackle problems of obesity

Prevention and partnerships are the keys to improving health and reducing chronic disease in the United States

Prevention and partnerships are the keys to improving health and reducing chronic disease in the United States

Indiana awards over $220,000 across state to increase physical activity this summer

Indiana awards over $220,000 across state to increase physical activity this summer

New Canadian Fat Lab

New Canadian Fat Lab