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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.
Discovering Age and Sex-Specific Obesity Genes in the Genome

Discovering Age and Sex-Specific Obesity Genes in the Genome

Maintaining Regular Sleep Patterns May Improve Gut Health

Maintaining Regular Sleep Patterns May Improve Gut Health

Looking at Protein Function in Preventing Female Obesity

Looking at Protein Function in Preventing Female Obesity

Dad’s Genes “Remote Control” Mom’s Metabolism to Benefit Fetus

Dad’s Genes “Remote Control” Mom’s Metabolism to Benefit Fetus

New Study Sets the Stage to Help People Maintain Weight Loss After Dieting

New Study Sets the Stage to Help People Maintain Weight Loss After Dieting

Understanding Mammary Biology That May Help Find Therapeutic Targets for Breast Cancer

Understanding Mammary Biology That May Help Find Therapeutic Targets for Breast Cancer

Disclosing the Key Role of Mitofusin 2 Cellular Makeup in Interconnecting Organelles Within Cells

Disclosing the Key Role of Mitofusin 2 Cellular Makeup in Interconnecting Organelles Within Cells

Lundquist Institute Contributes to Genetic Study of Insulin Response to a Glucose Challenge

Lundquist Institute Contributes to Genetic Study of Insulin Response to a Glucose Challenge

Liver Cells Influence the Body's Internal Circadian Clock, Study Reveals

Liver Cells Influence the Body's Internal Circadian Clock, Study Reveals

Study Offers New Insights Into Neuroendocrine Transdifferentiation in Breast and Prostate Cancer Biology

Study Offers New Insights Into Neuroendocrine Transdifferentiation in Breast and Prostate Cancer Biology

Researchers Advance the Breeding of High-Resistant Starch Rice

Researchers Advance the Breeding of High-Resistant Starch Rice

Diet Plays a Bigger Role in Shaping Intestinal Microbiota Composition Than Defensins

Diet Plays a Bigger Role in Shaping Intestinal Microbiota Composition Than Defensins

Research Identifies Protective Drugs that may Lessen the Collateral Damage Caused by Antibiotics

Research Identifies Protective Drugs that may Lessen the Collateral Damage Caused by Antibiotics

New Mechanism Controlling Cellular Proliferation in Response to Serum Revealed

New Mechanism Controlling Cellular Proliferation in Response to Serum Revealed

Stimulating Beige Fat Production Could Help Reverse the Effects of Age-Related Slowing Metabolism

Stimulating Beige Fat Production Could Help Reverse the Effects of Age-Related Slowing Metabolism

Obesity Influenced by Genetic Predisposition is Associated With Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Obesity Influenced by Genetic Predisposition is Associated With Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Poor Sleep Combined With High Genetic Susceptibility Results in Greater Asthma Risk

Poor Sleep Combined With High Genetic Susceptibility Results in Greater Asthma Risk

Walnuts might support heart health by changing the gut microbiome

Walnuts might support heart health by changing the gut microbiome

Blunted inflammatory response in obese individuals responsible for susceptibility to severe COVID-19

Blunted inflammatory response in obese individuals responsible for susceptibility to severe COVID-19

Blunted inflammatory response could make obese patients more susceptible to severe COVID-19

Blunted inflammatory response could make obese patients more susceptible to severe COVID-19

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