Friday, June 29, 2012

Heartburn and GERD

If you’ve been diagnosed with acid reflux or have frequent heartburn and thought you had to give up all of the foods you love, there is good news. A study conducted at Stanford University reports that there is “insufficient evidence” that avoiding chocolate, spicy foods, mint, citrus, fatty foods, carbonated beverages, or coffee will relieve GERD-associated heartburn.
 If you know that a certain food causes symptoms, you can steer clear of it, but most people do not need to avoid every common trigger across the board. A better course of action for relief is weight loss. Even three to five pounds can make a difference.

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