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Obesity and Nutrition

DDW News video: Probiotics controversy

Probiotics are among the most controversial dietary supplements, according to Gerard E. Mullin, MD, MS. In this DDW News video, Dr. Mullin discusses controversy about the efficacy and potential harm of probiotics.

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AASLD programming will highlight latest advances in hepatology

AASLD’s educational programming at DDW® is designed to provide a broad education on hot liver disease topics for general gastroenterologists and deeper learning for hepatologists seeking information on the latest research and treatment advances. Meena B. Bansal, MD, FAASLD, shares the sessions you won’t want to miss.

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Bariatric endoscopy ‘a big part’ of profession’s future

As obesity continues to strain the nation’s health care system, the promise of minimally invasive weight-loss interventions is drawing more attention. The implications of such therapies are the subject of Saturday’s ASGE Clinical Symposium The Skinny on Bariatric Endoscopy, which will be moderated by Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH.

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Newly approved obesity treatments will be reviewed during lunch symposium

Eight experts will discuss novel endoscopic approaches for the treatment of obesity during Tuesday’s Kelly and Carlos Pelligrini SSAT and SAGES Luncheon Symposium. The annual symposium, which qualifies for up to three hours of CME credit and does not require a ticket, is co-sponsored by SSAT and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

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