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Barrett’s esophagitis, a precancerous condition of the esophagus (food pipe) caused by chronic reflux disease has been associated with abdominal obesity. Fat deposition focused in the abdominal region causes an increased risk in a person’s development of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), where stomach acid is forced into the esophagus, causing damage to the tissue. Esophageal irritation can lead to Barrett’s esophagitis, which in turn can result in esophageal cancer.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health
About: Obesity linked to esophageal precancerous condition
Date: 4 November 2005
Source: Reuters Health
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