This issue of Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics will cover Obesity. Curated by Dr. Michael D. Jensen, this issue will explore
topics in the field that are relevant for practicing clinicians. This issue is one of four selected each year by the series
Consulting Editor, Adriana G. Ioachimescu. The volume will include articles on: The role of the environment in the "obesity
epidemic," Endoscopic treatments for obesity, Visceral fat, Role of commercial weight loss programs in medical management
of obesity, Racial differences in metabolic consequences of fat gain, Sex differences in adipose tissue function, Common and
rare complications of bariatric surgery, Strategies for physical activity interventions in the treatment of obesity, Effects
of pregnancy on childhood overweight and obesity, Iatrogenic Obesity, Growth hormone and obesity, and Barriers and solutions
for prescribing obesity pharmacotherapy.