1 Definitions, Classification, and Epidemiology of Obesity Jonathan Q. Purnell, MD
2 Neuroendocrine Integration of Body Weight Regulation Juliane Kampe, M.D., Matthias Tschöp, M.D., Tamas L. Horvath, DVM, Ph.D and Petra Widmer, PhD.
3 Lessons From Rodent Models of Obesity Martin G Myers, Jr. MD, PhD and Rudolph L. Leibel, M.D.
4 The Genetics of Obesity in Humans I. Sadaf Farooqi, M.D. PhD. and Stephen O'Rahilly, M.D.
5 The Regulation of Food Intake in Humans Mark Hopkins, John Blundell, Jason Halford, Neil King and Graham Finlayson
6 Control of Energy Expenditure in Humans Klaas R Westerterp
7 The Role of Non-exercise Activity Thermogenesis in Human Obesity Christian von Loeffelholz, M.D. and Andreas Birkenfeld
8 Regulation of Body Weight in Humans Nicholas T. Broskey, PhD, Darcy Johannsen, PhD. and Leanne Redman, PhD.
9 Social and Environmental Factors Influencing Obesity Alexandra Lee, BS, Michelle I. Cardel,, PhD, MS, RD and William T. Donahoo, MD
10 Molecular links between Obesity and Diabetes: “Diabesity” Alexandra Chadt, Ph.D., Stephan Scherneck, Ph.D., Hans-Georg Joost, M.D., Ph.D and Hadi Al-Hasani, Ph.D.
11 Use of the Historial Weight Trajectory to Guide an Obesity-Focused Patient Encounter Gitanjali Srivastava, MD, Robert F. Kushner, MD and Caroline Apovian
12 Drugs that Affect Body Weight, Body Fat Distribution, and Metabolism Ann A. Verhaegen, MD and Luc F. Van Gaal, MD, PhD
13 Clinical Problems Caused by Obesity Ioannis Kyrou, M.D., PhD, Harpal S. Randeva, MD, PhD, FRCP, Constantine Tsigos, MD, PHD, Gregory Kaltsas, MD, PHD, FRCP and Martin O. Weickert, MD, FRCP
14 Endocrine Changes in Obesity Sharleen Sidhu, MD, Tanvi Parikh, MD, and Kenneth D. Burman, M.D.
15 Obesity and Dyslipidemia Kenneth R. Feingold, MD and Carl Grunfeld, MD, PhD
16 Metabolic Syndrome David W. Lam and Derek LeRoith, M.D., PhD.
17 Lipodystrophy Syndromes: Presentation and Treatment Baris Akinci, Melis Sahinoz and Elif Oral
18 Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Diseases: Dercum Disease, Lipedema, Familial Multiple Lipomatosis and Madelung Disease Karen Louise Herbst, PhD, MD
19 Dietary Treatment of Obesity Johanna T Dwyer, DSc, RD, Kathleen J Melanson, PhD, RD, LD, Utchima Sriprachy-anunt MS, RD, Paige Cross and Madelyn Wilson
20 Exercise Treatment of Obesity Loretta DiPietro, MPH, PhD. and Nina S. Stachenfeld, PhD.
21 Behavioral Approaches to Obesity Management Naji Alamuddin MB, BCh, MS, Diplomate ABOM, Jena Shaw Tronieri, PhD and Thomas Wadden, PhD
22 Pharmacologic Treatment of Obesity Rekha B. Kumar, MD, MS and Louis J. Aronne, M.D.
23 Existing and Emerging Molecular Targets for The Pharmacotherapy of Obesity Spyridoula Glykofrydi, Alexander Kokkinos, Thomas M Barber, M.D., George Mastorakos, M.D., DSc and Georgios Valsamakis
24 Surgical Treatment of Obesity Paul O'Brien, MD, FRACS
25 Medical Management of the Postoperative Bariatric Surgery Patient Tiffany Y. Kim, MD, Sarah Kim and Anne L. Schafer, M.D.
26 Special Considerations Relative to Pediatric Obesity Michael Rosenbaum, M.D.
27 Prevention of Obesity George A. Bray, M.D., MACP, MACE