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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.
Role of adolescent lifestyle in biological aging

Role of adolescent lifestyle in biological aging

Short-term tomato consumption alters gut bacteria toward a more favorable profile

Short-term tomato consumption alters gut bacteria toward a more favorable profile

Identifying the structure of the SEA complex

Identifying the structure of the SEA complex

Key to developing more effective obesity treatments

Key to developing more effective obesity treatments

Drug discovery method facilitates promising treatment approaches for metabolic diseases

Drug discovery method facilitates promising treatment approaches for metabolic diseases

Discovery of new, natural sweeteners in citrus could change food and beverage industry

Discovery of new, natural sweeteners in citrus could change food and beverage industry

Study explains the dynamics underlying liver damage

Study explains the dynamics underlying liver damage

New method identifies human gut microbes that contribute to inflammatory diseases

New method identifies human gut microbes that contribute to inflammatory diseases

BIDMC researchers develop a transformative approach to make more of beige adipose tissues

BIDMC researchers develop a transformative approach to make more of beige adipose tissues

Extract from the roots of Rhodiola rosea may be effective for managing type 2 diabetes

Extract from the roots of Rhodiola rosea may be effective for managing type 2 diabetes

Circadian clocks involve primarily in fat cell growth

Circadian clocks involve primarily in fat cell growth

Higher protein intake during weight loss efforts enhances diet quality

Higher protein intake during weight loss efforts enhances diet quality

Research highlights the new genetic variations and pediatric NAFLD severity

Research highlights the new genetic variations and pediatric NAFLD severity

Research sheds light on innovative techniques to improve drugs for diseases

Research sheds light on innovative techniques to improve drugs for diseases

How rice breeders develop a new low glycemic index, high protein rice

How rice breeders develop a new low glycemic index, high protein rice

Microorganisms mediate Sphagnum peatmoss resilience to warming

Microorganisms mediate Sphagnum peatmoss resilience to warming

Reducing the amount of protein in diet produces an array of favorable health outcomes, study says

Reducing the amount of protein in diet produces an array of favorable health outcomes, study says

Researchers identify gene mutation to have the potential to induce higher intelligence in humans

Researchers identify gene mutation to have the potential to induce higher intelligence in humans

Farming Outside of the Box; Creating a More Sustainable Future for Agriculture

Farming Outside of the Box; Creating a More Sustainable Future for Agriculture

Minor genetic differences impact the ability to utilize the energy of various nutrients

Minor genetic differences impact the ability to utilize the energy of various nutrients