American Gastroenterological Association

The American Gastroenterological Association, (AGA) was founded in 1897 and is comprised of two non-profits, AGA and AGA Institute. Today, AGA's membership is over 16,500 physicians, scientists, and health professionals involved in research, treatment, diagnosis of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. The AGA Institute publishes esteemed journals, Gastroenterology, and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The AGA foundation conducts fund raisers to encourage research and discoveries in the field of gastroenterology and related diseases.

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4930 Del Ray Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Website
http://www.gastro.org/
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Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New study says PPIs do not cause dementia

Several studies have reported associations between proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use and dementia. New research published on July 18 in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association ...

Health

Unsaturated fat associated with fatty liver disease

As the obesity epidemic continues, new data shed light on which nutrients and what quantity of those nutrients promote health or disease. In the American Gastroenterological Association journal, Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology ...

Medications

Antibiotics before age 2 increases risk for childhood obesity

While early antibiotic use has been associated with a number of rare long-term health consequences, new research links antibiotics to one of the most important and growing public health problems worldwide—obesity. A study ...

Oncology & Cancer

Colorectal cancer patients need colonoscopy after cancer resection

It is critically important that colorectal cancer patients undergo colonoscopy after surgery to ensure that they do not have a second colon cancer, and to find and remove any additional polyps. According to new recommendations ...

Oncology & Cancer

New DNA testing for liver cancer could improve survival

Detection of small fragments of tumor DNA, known as circulating tumor DNA, in a patient's pre-surgery serum samples predicts early recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma and may guide treatment, according to a study published ...

Medical research

The role of intra-abdominal fat in IBD uncovered

Intra-abdominal fat cells may contribute to the development and progression of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study1 published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the basic science ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Weight loss for a healthy liver

Weight loss through both lifestyle modification and bariatric surgery can significantly reduce features of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a disease characterized by fat in the liver, according to two new studies published ...

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