1: Introduction and overview.
3: Causes of obesity.
4: The Autocrine, Paracrine and Endocrine Functions of Adipose.
5: Obesity--a disease in its own right.
6: Beneficial effects of modest weight loss.
7: Management in clinical practice: a patient orientated approach.
8: Drug treatment in the management of obesity.
9: The Place of Surgery in the management of obesity.
10: The economic consequences of obesity.
11: Prevention of obesity.
12: Childhood obesity.
Appendix 1: Healthy eating.
Appendix 2: Characteristics of successful weight management programmes.
Appendix 3: Facts of fat.
Appendix 4: Growth charts.
Appendix 5: The Milan Declaration.