By David Johnson MD
Many sufferers who're noticeable by means of gastroenterologists are obese or overweight. in addition, gastroenterologists frequently are consulted to aid deal with obesity-related gastrointestinal illnesses or gastrointestinal issues of weight-loss remedy. consequently, it will be important for gastroenterologists to appreciate the main medical matters linked to weight problems which are mentioned during this issue. In addition, gastroenterologists supplies a precious medical carrier through turning into actively interested in assisting their overweight sufferers drop some pounds.
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Obesity and the Gastroenterologist, An Issue of Gastroenterology Clinics Vol 34 Issue 1 by David Johnson MD