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Compilation of Research Showcases Latest Advances in Obesity Treatment

Special issue of Gastroenterology provides state-of-the-art reviews covering key issues regarding the pathogenesis, pathophysiology and therapy of obesity.

Contact: Rachel Shubert

Bethesda, MD (April 7, 2017) — More than 60 percent of American adults weigh more than is healthy. To help health-care providers better care for patients with obesity — a chronic disease in which someone has so much extra fat that it negatively impacts his or her health — Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association’s flagship journal and the premiere journal in the field, has published a special obesity-focused issue.

This special issue of Gastroenterology provides state-of-the-art reviews covering key issues regarding the pathogenesis, pathophysiology and therapy of obesity, with a focus on the gastrointestinal tract and the gastroenterologist where appropriate.

Learn more about obesity and the unique role gastroenterologists have in leading the multidisciplinary care team for obese patients by viewing the AGA Obesity Practice Guide. This guide provides gastroenterologists with a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary process to guide and personalize innovative obesity care for safe and effective weight management, including a model for how to operationalize business issues.

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About Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology, the official journal of the AGA Institute, is the most prominent scientific journal in the specialty and is in the top 1 percent of indexed medical journals internationally. The journal publishes clinical and basic science studies of all aspects of the digestive system, including the liver and pancreas, as well as nutrition. The journal is abstracted and indexed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, Excerpta Medica, Index Medicus, Nutrition Abstracts and Science Citation Index. For more information, visit www.gastrojournal.org
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