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Weight loss and waist reduction is associated with improvement in gastroesophageal disease reflux symptoms: a longitudinal stud

Body Composition Assessment
Park SK et al.
Used Parameters : BW

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Korea


Background General obesity and abdominal obesity is an established risk factor of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, the influence of weight or waist change on improvement of GERD is unclear. Our aim was to investigate if weight loss or waist reduction improves GERD symptoms and esophagitis. Methods A retrospective longitudinal study of 15 295 subjects who underwent gastroscopy for a health checkup and reported GERD symptoms between 2011 and 2013, and repeated a checkup until 2014 was …
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