Report: Obesity raises risk of GERD, esophageal cancer

08/3/2005 | Reuters Health

Obesity, already a factor in a long list of diseases, now is said to increase the risk of gastro-esophageal reflux disease, or GERD, according to a new report. The review of previous studies concluded that the risk of GERD symptoms, erosive esophagitis and esophageal cancer is increased approximately two-fold in people who are obese.

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