Mohammed, I.; Nightingale, P.; Trudgill, N. J.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA24
Academic Journal
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.


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