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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.
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?

Gene therapy builds muscle mass, reduces fat in mice

Gene therapy builds muscle mass, reduces fat in mice

Microbiome 'fingerprint' method helps track microbial strains transferred from maternal to infant gut

Microbiome 'fingerprint' method helps track microbial strains transferred from maternal to infant gut

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Linked To Improved Gut Bacteria Composition In Obese People

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Linked To Improved Gut Bacteria Composition In Obese People

Study reveals new gene that regulates cholesterol levels

Study reveals new gene that regulates cholesterol levels

Different Kinds Of White Fat Are Important In Disease

Different Kinds Of White Fat Are Important In Disease

High-Fat Diet Consequences Include Mental Fatigue, Researchers Say

High-Fat Diet Consequences Include Mental Fatigue, Researchers Say

Novel protein sensor controls the pathway of fat and sugar conversion in humans

Novel protein sensor controls the pathway of fat and sugar conversion in humans

Scientists elucidate precise shape of a key player in human metabolism

Scientists elucidate precise shape of a key player in human metabolism

Orujo Olive Oil Reduces Obesity

Orujo Olive Oil Reduces Obesity

Specialized Nerve Cells Increase The Appetite For High-Fat Foods

Specialized Nerve Cells Increase The Appetite For High-Fat Foods

Scientists find gene signature linked to worst prognosis in rare uterine cancer

Scientists find gene signature linked to worst prognosis in rare uterine cancer

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