Shortened life expectancy and increasing health-care expenditures are just two factors that have led to a growing body of obesity research.
A study presented at DDW 2013 was included in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article Fatty Liver Disease: More Prevalent in Children. Read the article and the abstract.
This is an exciting time to be a GI endoscopist and I’m looking forward to the workshops this year because they will emphasize both new technologies and new techniques with equal emphasis and detail.
In my practice, we are using a new, non-surgical approach to treat patients who have type 2 diabetes and are obese. This endoscopically-placed device is a thin, flexible, tube-shaped liner that works by creating a physical barrier between food and a portion of the intestinal wall.