This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it also gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to obesity (also Adiposis; Adiposity; Adiposogenital Dystrophy; Babinski-Froelich Syndrome; Dystrophia Adiposogenitalis; Frolich's Syndrome), from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on obesity. Given patients' increasing sophistication in using the Internet, abundant references to reliable Internet-based resources are provided throughout this sourcebook. Where possible, guidance is provided on how to obtain free-of-charge, primary research results as well as more detailed information via the Internet. E-book and elecIcon Group International, Inc. Staff is the author of 'Official Patient's Sourcebook on Obesity Directory for the Internet Age' with ISBN 9780597846922 and ISBN 0597846928.