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High Serum Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Concentrations Linked to Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Mar. 24, 2016 — High serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations are linked to a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The study found that high serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid ... read more

Acid Reflux Medications May Increase Kidney Disease Risk

Oct. 27, 2015 — Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may have damaging effects on the kidneys, according to two new studies. The drugs, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), are among the ... read more

Aspects of Patient/physician Interaction May Help Alleviate Heartburn Symptoms

Oct. 1, 2015 — The results of a small study of patients being treated for chronic heartburn suggest that the longer, more comprehensive interaction that is typical of visits with complementary and integrative ... read more

Women Having a Baby by IVF Are at Increased Risk of Reflux Disease After Birth

Aug. 10, 2015 — Women who give birth to babies conceived by in-vitro fertilization are at increased risk of experiencing long-term symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, according to the results of a study. ... read more

Fatty Acid Increases Performance of Cellular Powerhouse

July 28, 2015 — An entirely new control mechanism that regulates the function of mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, has been discovered by researchers. Surprisingly, a fatty acid is playing a key role in ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Adults who use proton pump inhibitors are between 16 and 21 percent more likely to experience a heart attack than people who don't use the commonly prescribed antacid drugs, according to a ... read more

9/11 Leaves Legacy of Chronic Ill Health Among Emergency Medical Services Workers

Apr. 16, 2015 — The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City in 2001 have left a legacy of chronic ill health among emergency medical services workers who came to the rescue of the victims, reveals ... read more

New Treatment for Common Digestive Condition Barrett's Esophagus

Apr. 14, 2015 — New research could transform treatments and diagnosis for a common digestive condition which affects thousands of ... read more

Why Popular Antacids May Increase Chance of Bone Fractures

Mar. 26, 2015 — Newly research details a discovery explaining why the 100 million Americans estimated to be taking prescription and over-the-counter antacid and heartburn medications may be at an increased risk of ... read more

High Acid Diet May Have Negative Effects on Kidney Health

Feb. 12, 2015 — Among patients with chronic kidney disease, patients who consumed high acid diets were 3-times more likely to develop kidney failure than patients who consumed low acid diets, research concludes. Low ... read more

Taking Too Much Folic Acid While Pregnant May Put Daughters at Risk of Diabetes and Obesity

Feb. 10, 2015 — Mothers that take excessive amounts of folic acid during pregnancy may predispose their daughters to diabetes and obesity later in life, according to a new study. With high dose supplements being ... read more

Team Identifies, Cures Rare Swallowing Disorder

Feb. 9, 2015 — A gastroenterologist who specializes in swallowing disorders explains of his patient: “Ron had a rare condition called achalasia, where the esophagus fails to deliver food in to the stomach when ... read more

Overweight Children May Be at Higher Risk of Esophageal Cancer as Adults

Feb. 5, 2015 — Overweight children may be at higher risk of oesophageal (gullet) cancer when they grow up than their slimmer friends, according to new ... read more

New Minimally Invasive Test Identifies Patients for Barrett's Esophagus Screening

Jan. 29, 2015 — A new minimally invasive cell sampling device coupled with assessment of trefoil factor 3 expression can be used to identify patients with reflux symptoms who warrant endoscopy to diagnose ... read more

Transoral Fundoplication Is an Effective Treatment for Patients With GERD

Jan. 22, 2015 — Transoral fundoplication is an effective treatment for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, especially for patients with persistent regurgitation despite proton pump inhibitor therapy, ... read more

Folic Acid Saves 1,300 Babies Each Year from Serious Birth Defects of Brain, Spine

Jan. 15, 2015 — Fortifying grain foods with the B vitamin folic acid has saved about 1,300 babies every year from serious birth defects of the brain and spine known as neural tube defects. All women capable of ... read more

Antacids Linked to Better Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

Dec. 2, 2014 — Patients with head and neck cancer who used antacid medicines to control acid reflux had better overall survival, according to a new study. Reflux can be a common side effect of chemotherapy or ... read more

Proton Pump Inhibitors Decrease Diversity in Gut Microbiome, Increase Risk for Complications

Nov. 25, 2014 — People who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile and pneumonia, in ... read more

Swallowing Sponge on a String Could Replace Endoscopy as Pre-Cancer Test

Nov. 3, 2014 — Swallowing a sponge on a string could replace traditional endoscopy as an equally effective but less invasive way of diagnosing a condition that can be a forerunner of esophageal cancer. ... read more

Aug. 8, 2014 — Uric acid may play a role in causing metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study indicates. Uric acid is a normal waste ... read more

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