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 Environmental Factors Influencing Obesity Bonnie J. Brehm, PhD and David A. D'Alessio, 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 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
12 Endocrine Changes in Obesity Sharleen Sidhu, MD, Tanvi Parikh, MD, and Kenneth D. Burman, M.D.
13 Obesity and Dyslipidemia Kenneth Feingold, MD and Carl Grunfeld, MD, PhD
14 Metabolic Syndrome David W. Lam and Derek LeRoith, M.D., PhD.
15 Lipodystrophy Syndromes: Presentation and Treatment Baris Akinci, Melis Sahinoz and Elif Oral
16 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
17 Exercise Treatment of Obesity Loretta DiPietro, MPH, PhD. and Nina S. Stachenfeld, PhD.
18 Behavioral Approaches to Obesity Management Naji Alamuddin MB, BCh, MS, Diplomate ABOM, Jena Shaw Tronieri, PhD and Thomas Wadden, PhD
19 Pharmacologic Treatment of Obesity Rekha B. Kumar, MD, MS and Louis J. Aronne, M.D.
20 New Molecular Targets for the Pharmacotherapy of Obesity Lois Konstantinos, Miltiadis Karavis, George Mastorakos, M.D., DSc and Georgios Valsamakis
21 Surgical Treatment of Obesity Paul O'Brien, MD, FRACS
22 Medical Management of the Postoperative Bariatric Surgery Patient Tiffany Y. Kim, MD, Sarah Kim and Anne L. Schafer, M.D.
23 Special Considerations Relative to Pediatric Obesity Michael Rosenbaum, M.D.
24 Prevention of Obesity George A. Bray, M.D., MACP, MACE