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Mayo Clinic Researchers: Family History Identified As New Risk Factor For Heartburn

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August 26, 1999
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Mayo Clinic researchers have concluded that family history, possibly through a genetic link, and obesity are major independent risk factors for heartburn and acid regurgitation, both symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Study raises possibility of ‘heartburn gene’


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