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The role of diet and lifestyle measures in the pathogenesis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11051337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the complications associated with it are very common in the Western world. There has been speculation for many years that certain dietary and lifestyle factors may play a role in the pathogenesis or course of GERD. However, a wide-ranging review of the available data reveals conflicting findings regarding the impact of most of these factors. In addition, the majority of the studies concerned have been based on small numbers of patients, and in most cases these studies do not meet the criteria for evidence-based medicine. Consequently, any advice given on modifying diet and/or lifestyle in the management of GERD represents a form of empirical therapy. A general consensus on the control of GERD through alterations in diet and lifestyle factors could hardly be based on the results of clinical or outcome studies. In practice, however, the treatment of GERD is oriented toward the individual patient's symptoms, and includes offering reasonable advice on how to adapt to personal dietary intolerance and lifestyle factors.
A Meining; M Classen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-08     Completed Date:  2000-11-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2692-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
II Medizinische Klinik and Poliklinik des Klinikums rechts der Isar der TU München, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Food Habits*
Gastroesophageal Reflux / diet therapy,  etiology*
Life Style*
Risk Factors

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