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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.
Coffee found to have a stimulating effect on some digestive processes

Coffee found to have a stimulating effect on some digestive processes

Risk linked to coronary arteriosclerosis may be explained by changes in gene networks

Risk linked to coronary arteriosclerosis may be explained by changes in gene networks

Changes in the activity of gene networks may explain arteriosclerosis risk

Changes in the activity of gene networks may explain arteriosclerosis risk

Novel research sheds light on the genetic pathways underlying obesity

Novel research sheds light on the genetic pathways underlying obesity

A genetic variation makes sugar healthy for some Greenlanders

A genetic variation makes sugar healthy for some Greenlanders

Researchers use CRISPR-Cas9 to successfully target brown fat

Researchers use CRISPR-Cas9 to successfully target brown fat

Novel peptide vaccine alleviates conditions of dyslipidemia

Novel peptide vaccine alleviates conditions of dyslipidemia

Study suggests dietary intake of flavan-3-ols could help prevent obesity

Study suggests dietary intake of flavan-3-ols could help prevent obesity

Commonly used drugs have powerful effects on the gut microbiome, research shows

Commonly used drugs have powerful effects on the gut microbiome, research shows

Integration of digital and molecular data could enable individualized prevention of disease

Integration of digital and molecular data could enable individualized prevention of disease

Cornell food scientists develop new tool to quantify zinc status within the body

Cornell food scientists develop new tool to quantify zinc status within the body

Study shows why disruption of the body clock leads to inflammatory diseases

Study shows why disruption of the body clock leads to inflammatory diseases

Researchers expand understanding of how T cells recognize infections or disease

Researchers expand understanding of how T cells recognize infections or disease

Experts develop new method to quantify the physiological status of zinc

Experts develop new method to quantify the physiological status of zinc

Diet has a much stronger impact on the inner workings of cells than drugs

Diet has a much stronger impact on the inner workings of cells than drugs

Green tea catechins extend the lifespan of C. elegans

Green tea catechins extend the lifespan of C. elegans

Scientists discover new genetic link to non-alcoholic inflammatory liver disease

Scientists discover new genetic link to non-alcoholic inflammatory liver disease

Brown fat protects against secondary obesity-related diseases, says study

Brown fat protects against secondary obesity-related diseases, says study

Study identifies genes involved in people with osteoarthritis

Study identifies genes involved in people with osteoarthritis

Genetic markers linked to increased lipopolysaccharide level in blood discovered

Genetic markers linked to increased lipopolysaccharide level in blood discovered