Body measures in relation to gastro-oesophageal reflux

Lagergren, Jesper
June 2007
Gut;Jun2007, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p741
Academic Journal
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.


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