The gallbladder is a small sac located underneath the liver. The gallbladder serves to store and concentrate bile. Bile is a yellowish-green fluid secreted by the liver and contains bile acids which aid in fat digestion and absorption. Bile flows through the bile duct into the duodenum – the first
MS.CURTIS: Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for joining today’s webinar, “Physical Activity: Making Sense of Current Research, Persistent Myths, and Common Barriers.” I’m Leslie Curtis, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases’ Weight-control Information Network. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
– My focus is on cancer genetics, G.I. cancer genetics, particularly colorectal cancer. The most important thing is knowledge is power, and it is truly the case. We can do very little when cancers are advanced. Yet we can do a lot when we know about predisposition or early cancers.
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Did you know that 57.2 % of black women 20 and older are obese? It’s a troubling problem for our community. But you can help. Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Extra pounds put strain on the body
– I really enjoy the combination between being a physician and having the privilege of also being a scientist, and if we make important progresses in the lab, that we could translate to the patients. Most of my focus right now is really to treat patients with liver disease. I
DR.RODGERS: Well, I try to walk at least 30 minutes a day. It may not be 30 minutes consecutively. I try to break it into either two 15-minute blocks or three 10-minute blocks, but I try to get all 30 minutes in a day. I like to walk because generally
Some digestive diseases do run in families. For example, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis. We know that there’s a genetic component to those diseases based upon identical twin studies that have been done in those disorders. Other disorders such as cystic fibrosis, which can affect multiple organs, including
– The type of liver disease that I have been very interested in and my program is focused on is genetic defects that lead to liver damage and liver cancer and liver failure. In my program, we offer the entire repertoire of therapies for genetic liver diseases from liver transplantation
MUSIC: IN Making small but steady changes with your physical activity, over time, can improve your health. Let’s jumpstart your journey to better health and a better you! Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. Choosing to be