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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.
Pillar-like molecules could be used as biosensors to detect metabolites

Pillar-like molecules could be used as biosensors to detect metabolites

Research uncovers gut microbes associated with lower risks of common conditions

Research uncovers gut microbes associated with lower risks of common conditions

Researchers use different colors of light to control gut bacteria genes

Researchers use different colors of light to control gut bacteria genes

New technology predicts efficacy of transplanted hEPCs in early stages of ischemic disease

New technology predicts efficacy of transplanted hEPCs in early stages of ischemic disease

Researchers investigate microbiome-mediated therapies for aging and health span

Researchers investigate microbiome-mediated therapies for aging and health span

Study investigates potential link between COVID-19 spread and atmospheric pollutants

Study investigates potential link between COVID-19 spread and atmospheric pollutants

Plastics contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals that threaten human health, shows new report

Plastics contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals that threaten human health, shows new report

Study: Eating avocado as part of daily diet can help improve gut health

Study: Eating avocado as part of daily diet can help improve gut health

Water intake may effectively mitigate obesity and metabolic syndrome

Water intake may effectively mitigate obesity and metabolic syndrome

Periodontal or gum disease recognized as significant risk factor for metabolic syndrome

Periodontal or gum disease recognized as significant risk factor for metabolic syndrome

Glyphosate could be used as biomarkers to predict incurring diseases in future generations

Glyphosate could be used as biomarkers to predict incurring diseases in future generations

Obesity allows cancer cells to outcompete tumor-killing immune cells, study finds

Obesity allows cancer cells to outcompete tumor-killing immune cells, study finds

Mediterranean diet decreases the likelihood of having another heart attack

Mediterranean diet decreases the likelihood of having another heart attack

Biochemist discovers hidden cellular machinery essential for higher-order life

Biochemist discovers hidden cellular machinery essential for higher-order life

Drug meant for bacterial infections can combat weight gain

Drug meant for bacterial infections can combat weight gain

Research shows lipogenesis process is dysregulated in obesity, fatty liver disease

Research shows lipogenesis process is dysregulated in obesity, fatty liver disease

Hormone that suppresses food intake could help tackle obesity

Hormone that suppresses food intake could help tackle obesity

Adipose tissue plays key role in the aggravation of COVID-19

Adipose tissue plays key role in the aggravation of COVID-19

Research sheds light on T cell abnormality in critically ill COVID-19 patients

Research sheds light on T cell abnormality in critically ill COVID-19 patients

High-protein total diet replacements may be a promising strategy to combat obesity

High-protein total diet replacements may be a promising strategy to combat obesity