Watch Your Weight to Beat Heartburn & Reflux

September 2006
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Sep2006, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p1
The article reports on how losing weight can reduce symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to new research published in the "New England Journal of Medicine." On the other hand, while previous research has shown a link between GERD and obesity, the study also found that even moderate weight gain can double the risk of heartburn and acid reflux. The study looked at GERD symptoms and changes in body-mass index over a span of 14 years, in women of normal weight as well as in overweight women.


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