Study: Obese children, teens are at higher risk for GERD

07/9/2010 | CNN

A Kaiser Permanente study found that children and adolescents who are moderately obese have a 30% increased risk of developing gastroesophageal reflux disease, while those who are extremely obese have a 40% higher risk of GERD, compared with children and teens of normal weight. Helping young people control their weight may reduce or eliminate symptoms, a pediatrician and AAP spokeswoman said.

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