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The obesity epidemic in the U.S. is no longer a new problem; however, despite continued emphasis on disease burden, more than two-thirds of Americans are considered overweight or obese.1 Gastroenterologists are uniquely positioned to take the lead in managing the disease considering their extensive training in the pathophysiology of the digestive tract, management of common […]

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The obesity epidemic is upon us. The most recent data from the Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System on self-reported rates of obesity show that, even in the “fittest” states in the country, obesity is reported in one in five individuals.1 The obesity epidemic has overwhelmed our practices, bariatric surgeons and health care systems. The direct […]

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is currently considered one of the most common chronic liver diseases in the world. NAFLD is defined as the fatty infiltration of the liver without secondary causes such as alcohol, medication, genetic and viral factors. Liver biopsies of patients with NAFLD can range from simple steatosis, which is the presence […]


In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama launched the era of precision medicine, which proposes medical decisions and practices tailored to the individual patient. While the concept of precision medicine is not new, what is new is the broader scope in which precision medicine will eventually apply. Broader application of precision medicine […]