TITLE

RISK FACTORS FOR GASTRO-OESOPHAGEAL REFLUX SYMPTOMS: A COMMUNITY STUDY

AUTHOR(S)
Mohammed, I.; Nightingale, P.; Trudgill, N. J.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the prevalence of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) symptoms and potential risk factors in the local community. GORD is very common, associated with substantial therapeutic costs and is a major risk factor for oesophageal adenocarcinoma. However, its aetiology remains poorly understood. It was found that increasing BMI, a family history of upper GI disease, IBS, South Asian origin, smoking, excess alcohol intake, no educational attainment and anticholinergic drug use are independently associated with GORD symptoms in community subjects.
ACCESSION #
13218909

 

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