Obesity is a medical condition of excess body weight resulting from the failure of energy homoeostasis. Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and is one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide. This collection examines neurobiological, biochemical and genetic aspects of obesity.

Obesity and Appetite Hormones in Humans: an Overview
Emrah Caylak
Published online: June 2012
Neurobiology of Overeating
Eric Stice, Kyle S Burger
Published online: June 2012
Energy Balance, Obesity and Type‐2 Diabetes
M Daniel Lane
Published online: March 2009
The Evolution of Fatness and Susceptibility to Obesity
Jonathan CK Wells
Published online: March 2008
Ghrelin Appetite Hormone in Health and Disease
Emrah Caylak
Published online: July 2012
Metabolic Effects of Caloric Restriction
Dudley W Lamming, Rozalyn M Anderson
Published online: October 2014
Anorexigenic Peptides in Health and Disease
Emrah Caylak
Published online: July 2012
Obesity Hormones in Health and Disease
Emrah Caylak
Published online: August 2012
Metabolism: Hereditary Errors
Leif Groop, Anders Rosengren
Published online: December 2011
Genetic Imprinting in the Prader–Willi and Angelman Syndromes
Fiorella Gurrieri, Eugenio Sangiorgi
Published online: November 2011
Obesity: Genetics
Struan FA Grant, Shana E McCormack
Published online: April 2015
JS Garrow
Published online: April 2001
Eating Disorders
Christopher G Fairburn
Published online: April 2001