London: There has been a 50 percent spike in people suffering from acid reflux over the last decade, a new study has found and suggested that obesity could be the driving factor behind the surge.Acid reflux, in which acid from the stomach leaks into the gullet, or oesophagus, causing heartburn, has been linked to obesity, diets high in fatty foods, alcohol and smoking.The proportion of people suffering from it rose from 11.6 percent in 1995-97 to 17.1 percent in 2006-09, found the new study of almost 30,000 people in Norway.According to the study, published in medical journal Gut, women are more at risk than men of developing the condition, known as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Middle-aged people suffer the most severe symptoms, the researchers said.
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