Author(s): Azagury DE, Lautz DB
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Abstract The aim of this article is to describe the context in which this issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America is established. The authors review the current worldwide dimensions and trends of the obesity epidemic; associated mortality and comorbid diseases including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and obstructive sleep apnea; the financial impact of obesity; and current national and international guidelines for referral and qualification for surgical treatment of obesity. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am
and referenced in Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy