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  • H-S-I-Meeting-Vienna-2014
  • H-S-I-private-donation
  • H-S-I-Meeting-Berlin-2013
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  • Healthy Stomach Initiative meeting in Vienna in Oct 2014
  • private donation by Mr. Holger Kudernatsch
  • H S I Meeting during UEGW 2013 in Berlin
  • Healthy Stomach Initiative meeting during the DDW in San Diego in May 2012
  • Healthy Stomach Initiative meeting during the Digestive Disease Week in San Diego in 2007
  • Healthy Stomach Initiative meeting in Orlando in 2013
  • Peter Fill: "In alpine downhill skiing we also rely on digestive health. I support the Healthy Stomach Initiative on a global scale."

HSI - Healthy Stomach Initiative

The stomach receives and processes nutrients and liquids for further digestion and absorption and plays a central role in the regulation of hunger, appetite and satiety. Lifestyle and several exogenous toxic agents threaten the stomach health and lead to disturbing symptoms with negative impact on quality of life.

The greatest threat for the healthy stomach is the H. pylori infection, which causes inflammation in all cases and is the most frequent cause of peptic ulcer disease.  Treatment of helicobacter pylori cures ulcer disease and holds the potential to prevent gastric cancer. Moreover important strategies have been developed to protect the stomach from damage caused by some medication (Aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

A large number of the global population suffers from functional gastric disorders and needs advice for therapies that include medicine, healthy nutrition and life style adjustments.

The healthy stomach initiative has been created by the following dedicated researchers: Peter Malfertheiner, Francesco Di Mario, Francis Megraud and Richard Hunt and received endorsement by the European Helicobacter Study Group (EHSG), World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) and the European Association of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition (EAGEN) as well as several national societies.