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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.
Researchers discover signaling pathway that can regulate beige fat thermogenesis

Researchers discover signaling pathway that can regulate beige fat thermogenesis

New dietary approach to fight obesity

New dietary approach to fight obesity

High sodium intake affects health of gut microbiome

High sodium intake affects health of gut microbiome

'Fat burning' molecule holds promise for future treatment and prevention of obesity

'Fat burning' molecule holds promise for future treatment and prevention of obesity

Study shows how a fat cell's immune response exacerbates obesity

Study shows how a fat cell's immune response exacerbates obesity

New model decodes relationship between metabolic mechanisms and genes

New model decodes relationship between metabolic mechanisms and genes

Warwick researchers discover how cells respond to fasting and activate autophagy

Warwick researchers discover how cells respond to fasting and activate autophagy

New tool shows how microbes influence health and promote diseases

New tool shows how microbes influence health and promote diseases

Gene associated with thinness may play a role in resisting weight gain

Gene associated with thinness may play a role in resisting weight gain

Study shows senotherapy blunts the progression of liver tumors

Study shows senotherapy blunts the progression of liver tumors

Environmental Contaminants Alter Gut Microbiome

Environmental Contaminants Alter Gut Microbiome

Chemicals Often Found In Consumer Products Could Lead To Obesity And Fatty Liver Diseases

Chemicals Often Found In Consumer Products Could Lead To Obesity And Fatty Liver Diseases

Adding A Blend Of Spices To A Meal May Help Lower Inflammation

Adding A Blend Of Spices To A Meal May Help Lower Inflammation

Researchers uncover additional genetic cause for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers uncover additional genetic cause for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Chemists Develop Foolproof New Test To Track The Fats We Eat

Chemists Develop Foolproof New Test To Track The Fats We Eat

New blood test may help track individual fat intake

New blood test may help track individual fat intake

Coffee Linked To Lower Body Fat In Women

Coffee Linked To Lower Body Fat In Women

New weight loss amphetamine could avoid side effects of older treatments

New weight loss amphetamine could avoid side effects of older treatments

Coronavirus attacking microRNA numbers reduce with age

Coronavirus attacking microRNA numbers reduce with age

Is There a Link Between Diet and Education?

Is There a Link Between Diet and Education?