Dietary management of heartburn and reflux: Tips for the festive season

It's estimated that 20% of Australians experience symptoms of heartburn at least once a month.1

Persistent acid reflux may be indicative of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Patients with chronic GORD can present with Barrett’s oesophagus, which increases their risk of oesophageal cancer 10-fold.2

RISK FACTORS FOR GORD3
The risk factors are multifactorial and include the following:

MEDICAL

  • Obesity3,4 – particularly inc­reasing BMI and adult weight gain.

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