Fight Heartburn First with Lifestyle and Diet Changes

March 2007
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Mar2007, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p4
The article looks at how a study published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association found that people over the age of 50 who took a type of popular heartburn drugs for a year or more had a significant increase in their risk for breaking a hip. The class of drugs cited in the study--proton pump inhibitors--includes brands such as Nexium and Prilosec. The article discusses the mechanics, symptoms, and treatments for gastroesophageal reflux disease.


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