The Consequences of Obesity and Recognition of Celiac Disease -- Two Growing Concerns Worldwide

William F. Balistreri, MD


July 29, 2004

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The 2nd World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WCPGHAN) met at the Palais des Congrès, Paris, France, July 3-7, 2004. This international event was organized under the umbrella of the Federation of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (FISPGHAN). This report focuses on 2 "hot" areas in the field, as presented during these meeting proceedings: the global epidemic of obesity ("globesity") and its consequences, and the worldwide recognition that celiac disease is much more common than previously thought.


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