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Obesity linked to reflux diseases and esophageal cancer

A research presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastorenterology states that obese patients face a greater risk of heartburn and GERD and the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma is also linked to obesity. People with the highest BMI are 3.5 times more at risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma than those with the lowest BMI. The increased rated of esophageal cancer can be explained by the nations rising obesity levels.

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About: Obesity linked to reflux diseases and esophageal cancer

Date: 1 November 2004

Source: News Wise

URL: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/507871/

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