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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.
Adipose tissue plays key role in the aggravation of COVID-19

Adipose tissue plays key role in the aggravation of COVID-19

Research sheds light on T cell abnormality in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Research sheds light on T cell abnormality in critically ill COVID-19 patients

High-protein total diet replacements may be a promising strategy to combat obesity

High-protein total diet replacements may be a promising strategy to combat obesity

Study highlights the importance of sustained labeling on food products

Study highlights the importance of sustained labeling on food products

Study shows sleep apnea may be a risk factor for COVID-19

Study shows sleep apnea may be a risk factor for COVID-19

Ultra-processed foods increase risk of muscle pain

Ultra-processed foods increase risk of muscle pain

Fruit and vegetable supply in the UK relies on imports from climate-vulnerable countries

Fruit and vegetable supply in the UK relies on imports from climate-vulnerable countries

Placental gene expression related to preeclampsia may be affected by vitamin D status

Placental gene expression related to preeclampsia may be affected by vitamin D status

Obese, pregnant women can reduce infants' health risks through improved diet, physical activity

Obese, pregnant women can reduce infants' health risks through improved diet, physical activity

Environmental risk factors are important determinants of cardiovascular disease

Environmental risk factors are important determinants of cardiovascular disease

Study examines impact of “Front Style Labels”

Study examines impact of “Front Style Labels”

Study provides key insight to better understand the development of Type 2 diabetes

Study provides key insight to better understand the development of Type 2 diabetes

Study: Oil extracted from wild olives has excellent sensorial and physicochemical characteristics

Study: Oil extracted from wild olives has excellent sensorial and physicochemical characteristics

Study probes mechanism by which COVID-19 distribution in the body damages erythrocytes

Study probes mechanism by which COVID-19 distribution in the body damages erythrocytes

Reducing food intake can reduce risk of liver cancer caused by fatty liver

Reducing food intake can reduce risk of liver cancer caused by fatty liver

Ketogenic diets can prevent or reverse heart failure caused by metabolic process

Ketogenic diets can prevent or reverse heart failure caused by metabolic process

Increased weight is causally protective for breast and prostate cancer

Increased weight is causally protective for breast and prostate cancer

Study shows fungi become more dependent on ants to fulfill specific nutritional needs

Study shows fungi become more dependent on ants to fulfill specific nutritional needs

Researchers discover a gene responsible for urination

Researchers discover a gene responsible for urination

Researchers discover new protocol to detect lipid production in microalgae

Researchers discover new protocol to detect lipid production in microalgae