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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.
Novel method for dynamic tracking of tissue-specific secretory proteins in live mice

Novel method for dynamic tracking of tissue-specific secretory proteins in live mice

Smoking-related DNA methylation patterns explain the variation in BMI between individuals

Smoking-related DNA methylation patterns explain the variation in BMI between individuals

High fat diets lead to over-eating and obesity in rats by disturbing the body clock

High fat diets lead to over-eating and obesity in rats by disturbing the body clock

Research claims avocados can reduce belly fat in women

Research claims avocados can reduce belly fat in women

Massive study identifies 579 genomic locations linked to self-regulating behaviors

Massive study identifies 579 genomic locations linked to self-regulating behaviors

Eating pecans can dramatically improve a person's cholesterol levels

Eating pecans can dramatically improve a person's cholesterol levels

Stress signal from fat cells could help protect against cardiac damage induced by obesity

Stress signal from fat cells could help protect against cardiac damage induced by obesity

Research reveals link between high-fat diet, gut microbiota and cardiovascular disease

Research reveals link between high-fat diet, gut microbiota and cardiovascular disease

Study finds spike in calories among children, adolescents due to consumption of ultraprocessed foods

Study finds spike in calories among children, adolescents due to consumption of ultraprocessed foods

Addressing the complicated links between climate change, agriculture and food security

Addressing the complicated links between climate change, agriculture and food security

Muscle protein tied to physical fitness in youth and age-associated diseases

Muscle protein tied to physical fitness in youth and age-associated diseases

Cytokines play a role in regulation of beige fat

Cytokines play a role in regulation of beige fat

Cells damaged by chronic lung disease favor SARS-CoV-2 entry

Cells damaged by chronic lung disease favor SARS-CoV-2 entry

Western high-fat diet can increase the risk of painful conditions

Western high-fat diet can increase the risk of painful conditions

ASU study reveals how diets high in saturated fats cause colon cancer

ASU study reveals how diets high in saturated fats cause colon cancer

Some Type 2 diabetes patients could benefit from bone marrow stem cell transplants, study shows

Some Type 2 diabetes patients could benefit from bone marrow stem cell transplants, study shows

News study may lead to future therapeutic strategies against obesity, diabetes

News study may lead to future therapeutic strategies against obesity, diabetes

Daily intake of fruits can lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Daily intake of fruits can lower risk of type 2 diabetes

World Food Safety Day 2021: An Interview with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

World Food Safety Day 2021: An Interview with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Roots for obesity start in the first year of life, shows study

Roots for obesity start in the first year of life, shows study