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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.
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

What does Creativity and Innovation Look Like In Science?

What does Creativity and Innovation Look Like In Science?

New protective mechanism against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease identified

New protective mechanism against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease identified

Deeper understanding of genomics support researchers discover new perceptions

Deeper understanding of genomics support researchers discover new perceptions

Scientists decipher a direct dialog between the gut microbiota and the brain

Scientists decipher a direct dialog between the gut microbiota and the brain

A mitochondrial uncoupler prevents sarcopenic obesity in elderly mice

A mitochondrial uncoupler prevents sarcopenic obesity in elderly mice

Scientists recognize neuronal processes that regulate food cravings during pregnancy

Scientists recognize neuronal processes that regulate food cravings during pregnancy

Breakthrough discovery provides a desirable drug target to tackle metabolic diseases

Breakthrough discovery provides a desirable drug target to tackle metabolic diseases

Study shows how genes help control appetite and obesity in children

Study shows how genes help control appetite and obesity in children

Researchers create an atlas of cell types present in the white adipose tissue of humans, mice

Researchers create an atlas of cell types present in the white adipose tissue of humans, mice

Improving the long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine in mice

Improving the long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine in mice

UTSA team develops innovative inhibitor to fight obesity and heart disease

UTSA team develops innovative inhibitor to fight obesity and heart disease

Researchers discover how pancreatic cells remodel themselves to reduce the immune response in patients at risk for T1D

Researchers discover how pancreatic cells remodel themselves to reduce the immune response in patients at risk for T1D

US research reveals the role of Heparan Sulfate in obesity

US research reveals the role of Heparan Sulfate in obesity