Preface to Second Edition.Part 1: Obesity.1. Epidemiology - Definition and Classification of Obesity.2. Measuring Body Composition in Adults and Children.3. Social Consequences of Obesity.4. Obesity and Culture.Part 2: Biology of Obesity.5. Energy Balance and Body Weight Homeostasis.6. Genes and Obesity.7. Fetal and Infant Origins of Obesity.8. Metabolic Fuels and Obesity: Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism in Skeletal Muscle and Adipose Tissue.9. Energy and Macronutrient Needs in Relation to Substrate Handling in Obesity.10. Biology of Obesity: Eating Behaviour.11. Energy Expenditure in Humans: The Influence of Activity, Diet and the Sympathetic Nervous System.Part 3: Obesity and Disease.12. Obesity and Dislipidaemia: Importance of Body Fat Distribution.13. Obesity and Disease: Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.14. Obesity and Disease: Hormones and Obesity.Part 4: Childhood Obesity.15. Childhood Obesity: Definition, Classification and Assessment.16. Childhood Obesity: Consequences and Physical and Psychosocial and Complications.Part V: Adult Obesity.17. Adult Obesity: Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis.18. Cardiovascular Consequences of Obesity.19. Adult Obesity: Fertility.20. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.Part 6: Management.21. An Overview of Obesity Management.22. Dietary Management of Obesity: Eating Plans.23. Behavioural Treatment of Obesity: Achievements and Challenges.24. Exercise and Obesity.25. Management of Obesity: Pharmacotherapy.26. The Management of Obesity: Surgery.27. Weight Loss Maintenance.28. Education and Training Health-Care Professionals.Part VII: Environmental and Policy Approaches.29. Obesity in Asian Populations.30. Environmental and Policy Approaches: Alternative Methods.31. A Comprehensive Approach to Obesity Prevention.Index.