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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.
ASU study reveals how diets high in saturated fats cause colon cancer

ASU study reveals how diets high in saturated fats cause colon cancer

Some Type 2 diabetes patients could benefit from bone marrow stem cell transplants, study shows

Some Type 2 diabetes patients could benefit from bone marrow stem cell transplants, study shows

News study may lead to future therapeutic strategies against obesity, diabetes

News study may lead to future therapeutic strategies against obesity, diabetes

Daily intake of fruits can lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Daily intake of fruits can lower risk of type 2 diabetes

World Food Safety Day 2021: An Interview with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

World Food Safety Day 2021: An Interview with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Roots for obesity start in the first year of life, shows study

Roots for obesity start in the first year of life, shows study

Researchers identify new therapeutic targets for flaviviruses

Researchers identify new therapeutic targets for flaviviruses

Life expectancy can be increased by an average of 30% in transgenic mice, study shows

Life expectancy can be increased by an average of 30% in transgenic mice, study shows

Diet plays a crucial role in liver disease outcome, mouse model shows

Diet plays a crucial role in liver disease outcome, mouse model shows

Studies highlight different aspects of link between obesity and cancer

Studies highlight different aspects of link between obesity and cancer

High-fat, high-sugar diet reduces intestinal immune cell activity in mice

High-fat, high-sugar diet reduces intestinal immune cell activity in mice

Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress according to new research

Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress according to new research

Inclusion of soybean and linseed oils in the diet of dairy cows improves milk quality

Inclusion of soybean and linseed oils in the diet of dairy cows improves milk quality

Study reveals a compound found in avocados helps in the treatment of leukemia

Study reveals a compound found in avocados helps in the treatment of leukemia

Shortage of DNA building blocks triggers inflammation

Shortage of DNA building blocks triggers inflammation

Study shows a possible link between pesticide exposure and increased COVID-19 susceptibility

Study shows a possible link between pesticide exposure and increased COVID-19 susceptibility

New breakthrough in understanding the role of high-risk immune genes in rheumatoid arthritis

New breakthrough in understanding the role of high-risk immune genes in rheumatoid arthritis

Scientists characterize the genetic diversity of populations in the South Pacific

Scientists characterize the genetic diversity of populations in the South Pacific

Obesity reduces mitochondrial gene expression in fat tissues

Obesity reduces mitochondrial gene expression in fat tissues

Study reveals the evolution of the human gut microbiota

Study reveals the evolution of the human gut microbiota