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Improvement Of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease After Initiation Of A Low-Carbohydrate Diet: Five Brief Case Reports

William S. Yancy, Jr, MD, MHS, Dawn Provenzale, MD, MSPH, and Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS

Heartburn (pyrosis) and gastroesophageal reflux symptoms are common complaints encoun- tered in outpatient medical clinics.1 It is esti- mated that up to 40% of adults in the United States have occasional heartburn (approximate- ly once a month) and up to 10% experience daily heartburn.2,3 In addition, these symptoms have a substantial effect on health-related quality of life (QOL); in some studies, QOL can be impaired as severely as with angina or heart failure.4 Medications used to treat these symptoms have been among the read more…

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