Curr Opin Gastroenterol 2017 Jul 17. Epub 2017 Jul 17.
Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
Purpose Of Review
: The obesity pandemic poses a unique set of problems for acute pancreatitis - both by increasing acute pancreatitis incidence, and worsening acute pancreatitis severity. This review explores these associations, underlying mechanisms, and potential therapies.Recent Findings
: We review how the obesity associated increase in gallstones, surgical, and endoscopic interventions for obesity management, diabetes, and related medications such as incretin-based therapies and hypertriglyceridemia may increase the incidence of acute pancreatitis. Read More