Overweight and obesity are important lifestile-related public health problems. Obesity has major adverse effects on health since it is associated with an excess of cardiovascular events and several co-morbidities with a reduction in quality and duration of life. Unfortunately, the prevalence of obesity is increasing dramatically worldwide, even in young ages. Obesity and related diseases aims in updating scientific knowledge and clinical practice in relation to prevention, pathophysiology and therapy. Obesity and related diseases is a remarkable event which consists of brief lectures and discussions by world renowned experts and it is designed for practicing specialists in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Diabetology, Cardiology and Geriatrics. I hope you will enjoy the meeting and your stay Turin.
President of the Meeting Paolo Cavallo Perin