GASTROENTEROLOGY

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Feb 24, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and is rapidly becoming the leading cause of end-stage liver disease and liver transplant. With a…

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Future Therapies in Obesity

Feb 24, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Future Therapies in Obesity

Although diet and exercise have been the cornerstone of therapy for obesity, efficacy is suboptimal and short lived. Surgical procedures are durable but invasive therapy for obesity. Supplemental therapies for…

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Endoscopic Management

Feb 24, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Endoscopic Management

Endoscopic bariatric therapy consists of devices or procedures for primary weight loss or weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass that are placed or done endoscopically. In most cases, they result…

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The Surgical Management of Obesity

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In the United States, more than one-third of the population is obese. Currently, bariatric surgery is the best known treatment for obesity, and multiple meta-analyses have shown bariatric surgery to…

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Pharmacotherapy in Treatment of Obesity

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Common disease states in gastroenterology are more effectively treated in an obese patient when weight loss is incorporated into the treatment plan. Strategies that seek to achieve weight loss improve…

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The Gut Microbiota

Feb 24, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on The Gut Microbiota

Obesity is an emerging global epidemic with profound challenges to world health care economies and societies. Traditional approaches to fighting obesity have not shown promise in promoting a decline in…

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Obesity Epidemiology Worldwide

Feb 24, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Obesity Epidemiology Worldwide

Obesity continues to be a public health concern across the globe. Obesity has a demonstrated association with health behaviors and health outcomes, such as diabetes, hypertension, and cancer. Over the…

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Physiologic and Neural Controls of Eating

Feb 24, 2017 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Physiologic and Neural Controls of Eating

Multiple physiologic and neural systems contribute to the controls over what and how much we eat. These systems include signaling involved in the detection and signaling of nutrient availability, signals…

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