Low Carb Diet and Gastroesophageal Reflux

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A Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet Improves Gastroesophageal Reflux and Its Symptoms. (Comparative Study)

"Obese patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may experience resolution of symptoms utilizing a very low-carbohydrate diet. The mechanism of this improvement is unknown. This studied aimed to prospectively assess changes in distal esophageal acid exposure and GERD symptoms among obese adults initiating a very low-carbohydrate diet."

Abstract: A very low-carbohydrate diet improves gastroesophageal reflux and its symptoms, Austin GL, Thiny MT, Westman EC, Yancy WS Jr, Shaheen NJ, Dig Dis Sci. 2006 Aug;51(8):1307-12. Epub 2006 Jul 27.