Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 13th, 2006
"Overweight and obese persons are at increased risk for gastroesophageal reflux disease. An association between body-mass index (BMI) -- the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters -- and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease in persons of normal weight has not been demonstrated," according to researchers at Boston University.
B.C. Jacobson and colleagues wrote, "In 2000, we used a supplemental questionnaire to determine the frequency, severity, and duration of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease among randomly selected...
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