Review: Sparse evidence supports lifestyle modifications for reducing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease

September 2006
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p44
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study, which examines lifestyle modifications for reducing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). A standard scoring system with 5 levels of evidence was used to assess the quality of studies. Lower esophageal sphincter pressure and heartburn symptoms are the outcomes of the disease. It was concluded that several lifestyle factors are associated with symptoms and physiologic measures of GERD. But efficacy of lifestyle modifications are not known.


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