Published in Health Business Week, February 2nd, 2007
Study 1: Data detailed in "Body mass index and gastroesophageal reflux disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis" have been presented. According to a study from the United States, "Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common cause of morbidity and health-care utilization in many countries. Obesity is a potentially modifiable risk factor, but existing studies have conflicting results, possibly due to differences in study design, definitions, or populations."
"We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies identified using MEDLINE, the Web of...
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