Acid reflux a growing problem

December 27, 2011 7:44:45 PM PST
Researchers say the number of people who suffer from heartburn and acid reflux has jumped by 50% over the past decade.

Stomach acid leaking back into the esophagus has been linked to esophageal cancer.

Experts say drinking things like coffee, fatty foods and meals before bedtime make it worse.

Medications could lead to weaker bones, especially in older women.

A new incision-less surgery that creates a new valve between the stomach and esophagus has been found to correct the problem for some people.

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