1. What are the obese? 2. Pathogenesis of obesity: food intake. 3. Pathogenesis of obesity: composition and metabolism of adipose tissue. 4. Energy expenditure. 5. Experimental and clinical forms of obesity . 6. The risks and disadvantages of obesity. 7. Some metabolic effects of obesity. 8. Treatment of the obese patient: use of diet and exercise. 9. Drug therapy for the obese patient. 10. Surgical approaches to the treatment of obesity.