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 have discovered a new set of signals that cells send and receive to prompt one type of fat cell to convert fat into heat.
Research has offered insight into the roles played by a pair of essential amino acids in metabolic health. This insight may help researchers to combat obesity.
Particularly in females with untreated hypertension, reducing salt intake to what's considered a healthier level appears to be good for both their gut microbiome and their blood pressure, scientists report.
Obesity affects more than 40 percent of adults in the United States and 13 percent of the global population.
When obesity occurs, a person's own fat cells can set off a complex inflammatory chain reaction that can further disrupt metabolism and weaken immune response--potentially placing people at higher risk of poor outcomes from a variety of diseases and infections, including COVID-19.
New research introduces a unique mathematical method to study human metabolism by decreasing the complexities of the human genome-scale GEMs.
As modern life-styles and high-calorie diets drive the UK's obesity levels up, researchers from the University of Warwick have found how cells respond to fasting and activate the process called autophagy, which means a healthier lifestyle can be promoted to help people maintain a healthy body weight.
Scientists from the Quadram Institute and Earlham Institute have developed a unique tool that is helping them to translate the complex communication that takes place between the body and the microbiome.
Some people can remain slim easily, irrespective of their diet, while others might be dieting and working out at the gym to maintain their shape.
According to a new study performed by researchers, “senotherapy” blunts the progression of liver tumor in animal models.
The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, and breathe and most of us are exposed to environmental contaminants.
Chemical compounds found in many consumer products could be major contributors to the onset of lipid-related diseases, such as obesity according to a study.
Adding an array of spices to your meal is a surefire way to make it tastier, but new Penn State research suggests it may increase its health benefits, as well.
In Germany about 18 million people suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver. The causes of this disease are manifold and include environmental as well as genetic factors.
A team of researchers has developed an accurate blood test to track individual fat intake, a tool that could guide public health policy on healthy eating.
McMaster University researchers have developed a precise and reliable blood test to monitor the intake of fats by individuals. This blood test may serve as a tool to guide public health policy related to healthy eating.
Women who drink two or three cups of coffee a day have been found to have a lower total body fat than those who drink less, according to a new study.
Researchers developed a new weight loss amphetamine that could potentially avoid the side effects of older treatments.
A group of tiny RNA that should attack the virus causing COVID-19 when it tries to infect the body are diminished with age and chronic health problems, a decrease that likely helps explain why older individuals and those with preexisting medical conditions are vulnerable populations, investigators report.
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