Obesity

Blog: Restricting Fructose to Reduce Fatty Liver Disease

Sept. 19, 2017

Researchers report that reducing dietary fructose decreases liver fat in children with obesity and metabolic syndrome. Read more in the AGA Journals blog.

AGA's On-Demand Webinars Can Help you Build An Obesity Program

Sept. 6, 2017

Watch these recordings, exclusively for AGA members, to find out how to expertly and efficiently integrate an obesity program into your practice.

Image Challenge: Complaints of Dysphagia and Heartburn After Bariatric Surgeries?

Sept. 6, 2017

The patient had an adjustable gastric band migrate, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass fail and a supportive band placed on the gastric pouch fail.

FDA Issues Alert for Liquid-Filled Intragastric Balloon Systems

Aug. 11, 2017

Providers encouraged to report all adverse events to the FDA.

What is the Best Management Strategy for Patients With NAFLD?

Aug. 8, 2017

It’s essential for physicians to consider patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in a holistic manner. Read more in the AGA Journals blog.

A Selection of the Best AGA Abstracts of DDW® 2017

July 27, 2017

Read the best AGA abstracts from Digestive Disease Week, published in Gastro.

Talking to Patients With NAFLD

July 27, 2017

Five steps to help you approach patients that have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
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New Webinar Series: AGA Obesity Bundle

July 13, 2017

Learn how to implement the management of patients with obesity in your practice.

Earn CME and MOC at Your Convenience

July 12, 2017

Ordering the 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course online sessions gives you the chance to earn continuing medical education credits at your leisure.

New Study Links Unsaturated Fats to Fatty Liver Disease

June 15, 2017

CMGH article adds new information to our understanding of metabolically unhealthy obesity.

New Study: Unsaturated Fat Associated with Fatty Liver Disease

June 14, 2017

CMGH researchers report on the role of macronutrients in the development of metabolically unhealthy obesity.

Did You Miss AGA Sessions at DDW® 2017?

June 14, 2017

Check out more than 100 hours of AGA Institute Council sessions with DDW On Demand.

Gastroenterology Study Finds Prebiotics Reduce Body Fat in Overweight Children

June 7, 2017

AGA microbiome expert Dr. Geoffrey A. Preidis weighs in on this new study and why the findings are clinically relevant.

Prebiotics Reduce Body Fat in Overweight Children

June 7, 2017

New Gastroenterology research finds prebiotics prevent obesity in children by altering the gut microbiome.

On Patients’ Minds: Obesity Procedure Featured on NBC

June 7, 2017

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) procedure could help 78.6 million obese Americans lose weight. Are you prepared to answer patient questions on this procedure?

2017-18 AGA GI Resource Catalog

May 30, 2017

Whether it’s the latest in clinical education, cutting-edge science or navigating the future of medicine, AGA has you covered. Find resources to address all of your professional needs in the GI Resource Catalog.

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.

Compilation of Research Showcases Latest Advances in Obesity Treatment

May 3, 2017

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

White Paper AGA: An Episode-of-Care Framework for the Management of Obesity—Moving Toward High Value, High Quality Care: A Report From the American Gastroenterological Association Institute Obesity Episode of Care and Bundle Initiative Work Group

April 28, 2017

This paper outlines a collaborative approach involving multiple stakeholders for gastrointestinal practices to assess their ability to participate in and implement an episode of care for obesity and understand the essentials of coding and billing for these services.

Check Out Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Sessions at DDW® 2017

April 25, 2017

This programming includes both OMN-specific and cross-sectional invited speaker sessions, as well as abstract-based platform and poster research fora.

ESG Reduces Body Mass Index and Metabolic Complications

April 4, 2017

The April issue of CGH features a prospective study on endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG). Read a study overview on the AGA Journals Blog.

AGA Tools Help GIs Manage Patients with Obesity

March 30, 2017

AGA offers opportunities (both in-person and on-demand) for GIs to learn about and discuss obesity management.

Multirevisional Bariatric Surgery: What is the Diagnosis?

March 22, 2017

This Gastroenterology Clinical Image Challenge highlights a 63-year-old man presented for management of his morbid obesity.

Take Our Obesity Quiz

March 22, 2017

Test your obesity management knowledge with a patient scenario that applies the advice from the AGA Clinical Practice Update on endoscopic bariatric therapies.