Relationship between gastroesophageal reflux symptoms and dietary factors in Korea.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between GERD symptoms and dietary factors in Korea. Methods: From January to. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between GERD symptoms and dietary factors in Korea. METHODS From January to April , Aim: To determine GERD risk factors associated with dietary habits. Material reflux disease with esophageal injury in Korean: focusing on risk factors. Relationship between gastroesophageal reflux symptoms and dietary factors in Korea.
It is a common belief that some foods may induce or worsen GERD symptoms. In fact, in daily clinical practice, this belief leads to advising patients to avoid the suspected foods.
Materials and Methods Subjects From January to Aprilpatients attending department of medicine in Samsung Medical Center with frequent more than weekly typical reflux symptoms such as acid regurgitation or heartburn were recruited as GERD group.
All of these patients underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy EGD to confirm erosive esophagitis or other combined disorder. Subjects with typical reflux symptoms more than once a week within the last 1 year were excluded in control group. Subjects were excluded if they have other gastrointestinal diseases for example, active peptic ulcer disease, infectious conditions of the intestine and gastric malignancya history of gastrectomy or severe health problems.
Exclusion criteria also contained the subjects who require daily use of NSAIDs, oral steroid or aspirin, on proton pump inhibitors or histamine-2 receptor antagonists over the preceding 4 weeks, and currently pregnant women.
The participants were asked to complete the questionnaires consisted of questions about the patient's demographics, reflux related symptoms and diet factors. Body mass index was calculated as a ratio between weight kg and the square of height m2 and further categorized as follows based on recommended cutoffs: A total of subjects 81 in GERD group and 81 in control group agreed to complete the questionnaire and were enrolled in this study.
Written informed consents were obtained from all participants. Questionnaire The questionnaire consisted of the following questions: Lifestyle related risk factors in the aetiology of gastro-oesophageal reflux.
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