Gastroesophageal reflux disease and obesity Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Esophagitis, Peptic
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Obesity

abstract

  • Logic would suggest that obesity would be a strong risk factor for causing GERD and certainly for exacerbation of GERD. Though the balance of the epidemiologic data support a relationship, true cause and effect cannot be documented. Thus, making the recommendation to lose weight to the GERD patient who is obese is reasonable. Other health reasons, however, supersede GERD as the primary impetus to lose weight.

publication date

  • January 2005

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.gtc.2004.12.003

PubMed ID

  • 15823437

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 35

end page

  • 43

volume

  • 34

number

  • 1