For a new online textbook entitled Complications of Obesity (editors Wieland Kiess and Arya Sharma), published in Best Practice & Research, Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, I was asked to contribute a chapter about the metabolic complications of obesity.   In this chapter, I focus on diabetes, prediabetes, gestational diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, and polycystic ovary syndrome.

The textbook as a whole covers topics written by colleagues from around the world about the societal impact of obesity (including weight discrimination and bullying), complications of obesity ranging from sleep apnea to cancer to mental health impact, with a third section focussing on management of obesity.   We sincerely hope that this is a collection of information that will be useful to the public and the health care profession!

Dr Sue Pedersen © 2013 

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