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Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2010 Mar;39(1):47-55. doi: 10.1016/j.gtc.2009.12.005.

Colonic complications of obesity.

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Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Center for Colon Polyp and Cancer Prevention, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. Burkec1@ccf.org

Abstract

Obesity is a risk factor for colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps. The increased prevalence of neoplasia coupled with the observation that obesity may be associated with a suboptimal bowel preparation may diminish the adequate detection of adenomas for obese who undergo colonoscopy. The colonic complications of obesity are reviewed in this article.

PMID:
20202578
DOI:
10.1016/j.gtc.2009.12.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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