Obesity linked to Barrett's esophagus risk in women

04/25/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Obesity, but not being overweight, was linked to the development of Barrett's esophagus in women, according to an analysis of Nurses' Health Study data from 15,861 women who had upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy between 1986 and 2004. The researchers said the increased risk could not be attributed only to body fat distribution.

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