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An Approach to Obesity Management for Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists

  • Jessica BriscoeEmail author
  • Monica Saumoy
  • Octavia Pickett-Blakely
Obesity and Nutrition (O Pickett-Blakely, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Obesity and Nutrition

Abstract

Purpose of Review

Obesity is associated with multiple gastrointestinal and liver diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, cholelithiasis, colon polyps, and fatty liver disease. To effectively manage obesity, it is imperative to understand current and emerging therapies and procedures.

Findings

Obesity is becoming increasingly prevalent and is associated with a growing monetary health care burden. Cardiac disease, cerebrovascular disease, and diabetes are among the leading causes of preventable and premature death of Americans related to obesity. In addition to behavioral modification (diet and exercise) and bariatric surgery, multiple pharmacotherapies and endoscopic procedures are newly approved and available for the management of obesity.

Summary

This paper reviews the current literature on the treatments available for the management of obesity including behavior modification, pharmacotherapy, endoscopic weight loss procedures (endobariatrics), and bariatric surgery.

Keywords

Obesity Diet Pharmacotherapy Endobariatrics Bariatric surgery 

Notes

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Conflict of Interest

Jessica Briscoe declares that she has no conflict of interest. Monica Saumoy declares that she has no conflict of interest. Octavia Pickett-Blakely declares that she has no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessica Briscoe
    • 1
    Email author
  • Monica Saumoy
    • 2
  • Octavia Pickett-Blakely
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology and HepatologyTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Gastroenterology and HepatologyUniversity of Pennsylvania Perelman School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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