TITLE

Body measures in relation to gastro-oesophageal reflux

AUTHOR(S)
Lagergren, Jesper
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Gut;Jun2007, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p741
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author comments on a study about the association between overweight and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GORD), published within the issue of the journal. The study evaluates body measures and body mass index (BMI) relation to GORD, and addresses the ethnic difference in the etiology of GORD. The author remarks that the study's findings that indicates strong association between BMI and GORD in whites needs to be confirmed by future studies before it can be considered true.
ACCESSION #
25508451

 

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