Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

May 6, 2017

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the premier meeting for the GI professional. Every year it attracts approximately 15,000 physicians, researchers and academics from around the world who desire to stay up-to-date in the field.

2017 AGA Postgraduate Course

May 6, 2017

Registration is now open for this clinically focused, multi-topic course that offers immediately applicable information. Held in conjunction with DDW®. Register by March 22 and save.

AGA Postgraduate Course: Early Bird Deadline is March 22

March 13, 2017

After Wednesday, registration rates will go up by $75. AGA members receive deep discounts .

Comparing Non-invasive Techniques for Measuring Liver Fibrosis and Steatosis

Feb. 21, 2017

Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is more accurate than transient elastography (TE) in identifying liver fibrosis, researchers report in Gastro, using biopsy analysis as the standard.

Isocaloric Diets High in Animal or Plant Protein Reduce Liver Fat and Inflammation in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes

Feb. 1, 2017

We investigated the effects of diets high in animal protein vs plant protein, which differ in levels of methionine and BCAAs.

Pediatric GI Wins Liver Disease Award

Jan. 19, 2017

Dr. Brian DeBosch is studying the role of hepatic determinants in metabolic diseases.

Registration Open for 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course

Jan. 11, 2017

Early access to registration is open for AGA members. Secure your spot a week before general registration opens and save $75.

Highlighted Abstracts from the International Digestive Disease Forum

Dec. 21, 2016

CGH features 104 abstracts from the 2016 meeting, which took place in Hong Kong.

Save the Date: 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course

Dec. 6, 2016

Learn the full scope of GI advances on May 6 and 7, 2017, in Chicago, IL.

New AGA Perspectives Issue Features Celiac Disease Debate

Nov. 30, 2016

Along with follow up biopsies in celiac treatment, authors address topics including NAFLD, SIBO and gastritis in the latest issue of AGA's opinion magazine.

Fragmented Readmission After Liver Transplant Linked to Adverse Outcomes

Nov. 29, 2016

GI & Hepatology News reports on new data that finds that post-discharge surgical care fragmentation significantly increases the risk of 30-day mortality following liver transplantation.

In Children With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Cysteamine Bitartrate Delayed Release Improves Liver Enzymes but Does Not Reduce Disease Activity Scores

Nov. 28, 2016

One year of CBDR did not reduce overall histologic markers of NAFLD compared with placebo in children.

Inflammation Contributes to the Development of Anemia

Nov. 17, 2016

The process involves increased liver expression of a microRNA that reduces production of erythropoietin in the kidney, according to a study in Gastroenterology.

Deadline to Submit Section Election Nominations: Nov. 28

Nov. 14, 2016

Get involved with the AGA Institute Council to help plan the next DDW®, select future James W. Freston Conference topics and much more.

AGA Members Take Center Stage at UEG Week 2016

Nov. 2, 2016

The Best of DDW® and Rising Stars sessions at the October conference highlighted a number of AGA members and their research.

Help Plan the Next DDW®

Nov. 1, 2016

The AGA Institute Council section nomination site is now open for 2017-2019 vice chairs and nominating committees.

NAFLD Estimated to Cost $103 Billion Annually

Oct. 26, 2016

Dr. Zobair Younossi and coauthors sought to estimate the prevalence and economic burden of NAFLD in the U.S., Germany, France, Italy and U.K. Read more about the study results in GI & Hepatology News.

AGA Liver Fibrosis Guideline Open for Public Comment

Oct. 19, 2016

Share your thoughts on the role of imaging for liver fibrosis by Nov. 9.

AGA Members Share GI Slides

Oct. 13, 2016

AGA members share their slides and advice for GI medical education in AGA Community. Slides cover the spectrum of GI disorders.

Can Disruption of the Intestinal Epithelial Barrier Contribute to Steatohepatitis?

Oct. 5, 2016

Khalidur Rahman et al. investigated the role of intestinal epithelial permeability in progression of NAFLD. Read the AGA Journals blog to find out their results.

Exercise-based Interventions for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Meta-analysis and Meta-regression

Sept. 27, 2016

We performed a meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of exercise on NAFLD.

Links Found Between NAFLD, Type 2 Diabetes and NASH in Children

Sept. 2, 2016

Nearly one in three children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease have abnormal glucose metabolism, and this combo also is associated with a greater risk of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

Now Live: Latest Issue of The New Gastroenterologist

Aug. 25, 2016

Read about recent updates in GI on topics such as NAFLD, the gut microbiome and more.

Association of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease With Visceral Adiposity but Not Coronary Artery Calcification in the Elderly

Aug. 23, 2016

We investigated the association between NAFLD and coronary artery calcium scores, determined based on noncontrast cardiac computed tomography data, in an elderly cohort.