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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 reveals link between group of metabolites in blood and satiety perception

Study reveals link between group of metabolites in blood and satiety perception

Child-targeted advertising impacts the transition from traditional Mediterranean diet to processed foods

Child-targeted advertising impacts the transition from traditional Mediterranean diet to processed foods

Study reveals key process by which plants switch between different stress responses

Study reveals key process by which plants switch between different stress responses

Inherited genetic variation plays a role in how patients respond to cancer immunotherapy

Inherited genetic variation plays a role in how patients respond to cancer immunotherapy

Increases in active mobility can significantly lower carbon footprints, study reveals

Increases in active mobility can significantly lower carbon footprints, study reveals

School-based gardening improves vegetable intake among children

School-based gardening improves vegetable intake among children

Cancer survivors face barriers in maintaining a healthy diet

Cancer survivors face barriers in maintaining a healthy diet

Researchers identify a new compound for creating a new class of diabetes drugs

Researchers identify a new compound for creating a new class of diabetes drugs

Study shows why obese mothers tend to have children susceptible to metabolic diseases

Study shows why obese mothers tend to have children susceptible to metabolic diseases

Pillar-like molecules could be used as biosensors to detect metabolites

Pillar-like molecules could be used as biosensors to detect metabolites

Research uncovers gut microbes associated with lower risks of common conditions

Research uncovers gut microbes associated with lower risks of common conditions

Researchers use different colors of light to control gut bacteria genes

Researchers use different colors of light to control gut bacteria genes

New technology predicts efficacy of transplanted hEPCs in early stages of ischemic disease

New technology predicts efficacy of transplanted hEPCs in early stages of ischemic disease

Researchers investigate microbiome-mediated therapies for aging and health span

Researchers investigate microbiome-mediated therapies for aging and health span

Study investigates potential link between COVID-19 spread and atmospheric pollutants

Study investigates potential link between COVID-19 spread and atmospheric pollutants

Plastics contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals that threaten human health, shows new report

Plastics contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals that threaten human health, shows new report

Study: Eating avocado as part of daily diet can help improve gut health

Study: Eating avocado as part of daily diet can help improve gut health

Water intake may effectively mitigate obesity and metabolic syndrome

Water intake may effectively mitigate obesity and metabolic syndrome

Periodontal or gum disease recognized as significant risk factor for metabolic syndrome

Periodontal or gum disease recognized as significant risk factor for metabolic syndrome

Glyphosate could be used as biomarkers to predict incurring diseases in future generations

Glyphosate could be used as biomarkers to predict incurring diseases in future generations