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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.
Increased fructose intake during pregnancy can alter offspring's metabolism

Increased fructose intake during pregnancy can alter offspring's metabolism

Simple blood test is useful in screening youth for prediabetes and diabetes

Simple blood test is useful in screening youth for prediabetes and diabetes

Researchers identify receptor responsible for activating energy-burning property of brown fat

Researchers identify receptor responsible for activating energy-burning property of brown fat

Consumption of inorganic arsenic bearing rice linked to elevated cardiovascular mortality

Consumption of inorganic arsenic bearing rice linked to elevated cardiovascular mortality

Old part of immune system may influence severity of COVID-19

Old part of immune system may influence severity of COVID-19

New algorithm can decolonize harmful gut bacteria

New algorithm can decolonize harmful gut bacteria

Genetic analysis helps determine causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and NAFLD

Genetic analysis helps determine causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and NAFLD

Fat-burning neurons have previously unrecognized powers, study reveals

Fat-burning neurons have previously unrecognized powers, study reveals

Study shows mismatched caregiver-infant interactions can increase risk of later obesity

Study shows mismatched caregiver-infant interactions can increase risk of later obesity

Study: Specific mechanism of Cyclocarya paliurus shows promise for treating type 2 diabetes

Study: Specific mechanism of Cyclocarya paliurus shows promise for treating type 2 diabetes

Study identifies brain cells that control sugar intake and cravings

Study identifies brain cells that control sugar intake and cravings

COVID-19 makes platelets 'hyperactive' and more prone to form deadly blood clots

COVID-19 makes platelets 'hyperactive' and more prone to form deadly blood clots

Novel vaccine targeting senescent cells mitigates metabolic disorders in obese mice

Novel vaccine targeting senescent cells mitigates metabolic disorders in obese mice

Researchers discover receptor that regulates aging effects in mice

Researchers discover receptor that regulates aging effects in mice

Foodborne titanium dioxide nanoparticles impact gut microbiota in mice

Foodborne titanium dioxide nanoparticles impact gut microbiota in mice

Angpt2 hormone can help treat obesity-induced metabolic disorders

Angpt2 hormone can help treat obesity-induced metabolic disorders

Chemist Develops Potential Drug To Treat Type 2 Diabetes Without Harsh Side Effects

Chemist Develops Potential Drug To Treat Type 2 Diabetes Without Harsh Side Effects

Study uncovers new genetic variants linked to type-2 diabetes

Study uncovers new genetic variants linked to type-2 diabetes

Five-minute urine test  measures quality of people's diets

Five-minute urine test measures quality of people's diets

Remodeling of gut microbiome strongly inhibits thickened-artery condition in mice

Remodeling of gut microbiome strongly inhibits thickened-artery condition in mice