Role of the gastroenterologist in managing obesity

  title={Role of the gastroenterologist in managing obesity},
  author={J. DiBaise and A. Foxx-Orenstein},
  journal={Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology},
  pages={439 - 451}
  • J. DiBaise, A. Foxx-Orenstein
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Obesity has become a major public health problem as a consequence of its prevalence, negative impact on morbidity, mortality and quality of life and its associated direct and indirect healthcare costs. The etiology of obesity is multifactorial and reflects complex interactions of genetic, neurohumoral, environmental, behavioral and possibly, microbial factors. Available treatments for obesity include diet and exercise, behavioral modification, medications and surgery. Gastroenterologists are… CONTINUE READING
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