Study links smoking, salty food to chronic acid reflux

11/16/2004 | NYTimes.com

A new Norwegian study on chronic acid reflux found smokers were as much as 70% more likely to have the condition than non-smokers and people who ate a lot of salted fish and meat -- which are popular foods in the region -- were also much more likely to develop reflux. The study contrarily showed coffee, alcohol and tea did not appear to increase the risk of reflux.

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