Even Small Weight Gain Ups Risk for Heartburn

August 2006
Environmental Nutrition;Aug2006, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p1
The article reports on the risk of having a gratroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) also known as heartburn. Researchers used the body mass index (BMI) as the indicator of body fat. They concluded that the chance of developing GERD increases as BMI increases and even a simple weight gain can increase the risk of having GERD.


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