Visceral & Gastrointestinal Disorders

Obesity is also associated with a number of GI and hepatobiliary conditions. Recent study report: waist circumference and waist–hip ratio were strongly associated with the presence of Barrett's esophagus, albeit in males only.  Another recent report also demonstrated an association of visceral fat and fat near the gastroesophageal junction with Barrett's, and with increased esophageal inflammation and high-grade dysplasia in Barrett's patients, independent of BMI.


Obesity, the metabolic syndrome and rapid weight loss are modifiable risk factors of gallstone formation. Obesity is also associated with an increased risk of the spectrum of non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) including simple steatosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.

  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease & Gallbladder disease
  • Important Risk Factors of Gallstone Development
  • Child Obesity & Functional abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS)
  • Functional Constipation (FC) in Overweight Children
  • Epidemiology of  irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in obese children

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