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Diet, lifestyle can affect GERD, gastroenterologist says

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Aug 15, 2014

Gastroesophageal reflux disease can cause severe pain and become debilitating but often changes in diet and lifestyle can reduce symptoms, said Canadian gastroenterologist Lawrence Cohen. He said citrus or tomato-based foods, chocolate, and caffeine can aggravate GERD symptoms, along with being overweight, carrying more weight around the waist and eating high-fat meals at night. Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model), The (08/12)


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