Obesity raises women's risk of Barrett's esophagus

11/22/2009 | RTMagazine.com

Women who are obese, not just overweight, have a higher risk of Barrett's esophagus, a study found. Researchers said for men, being obese or overweight raised the risk, but women -- who have more body fat in the hips and other peripheral sites -- may not have the degree of esophageal damage needed to trigger Barrett's until obesity is present.

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