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Heartburn: influence of diet and lifestyle

Katie L. Oliver (Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment, London South Bank University, London, UK)
G. Jill Davies (Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment, London South Bank University, London, UK)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 31 October 2008

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Abstract

Purpose

Research has shown that there are important aspects of diet and lifestyle that need to be evaluated when considering the onset of symptoms of gastro‐oesophageal reflux, with specific reference to heartburn. This paper aims to review the evidence from these studies.

Design/methodology/approach

A literature review of studies on diet, lifestyle and gastro‐oesophageal reflux was undertaken.

Findings

The literature shows that there are a number of diet and lifestyle factors, which may trigger the onset of symptoms of gastro‐oesophageal reflux.

Originality/value

The paper shows that the diet and lifestyle factors, which have been considered to trigger gastro‐oesophageal reflux, need to be assessed further to establish their individual and combined influence in the onset of gastro‐oesophageal reflux symptoms and the progression to more serious oesophageal disorders.

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Citation

Oliver, K.L. and Jill Davies, G. (2008), "Heartburn: influence of diet and lifestyle", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 38 No. 6, pp. 548-554. https://doi.org/10.1108/00346650810920141

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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