Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 31st, 2008
"Abdominal obesity seems to explain a considerable part of this association operating mostly by increasing intragastric pressure, gastroesophageal gradient, TLOSR, and oesophageal acid exposure. Additional humoral mechanisms may be important in Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma but this remains poorly examined," wrote H.B. Elserag and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "Maintaining normal weight may reduce...
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