Higher cancer risk seen in patients with chronic heartburn

05/24/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Chronic heartburn was associated with a 78% higher risk of cancers of the throat and vocal cords, even in the absence of heavy smoking and drinking, Brown University researchers reported. The study found antacids, but not prescription drugs, were linked to lower cancer incidence, but clinicians noted that patients taking prescription therapies often have more severe symptoms to begin with.

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