Drinking water instead of coffee, tea, soda may reduce reflux

Replacing a few servings per day of either coffee, tea or soda with water may reduce risk for symptoms of GERD, according to study results.Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH, of the clinical and translational epidemiology unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote that it is unclear what role drinks have on gastroesophageal reflux, but it is a common topic among physicians and their patients.“Prior studies examining the association between intakes of caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea or soda and risk for gastroesophageal reflux symptoms and reflux disease have foundRead More

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