Association Between Dinner-to-Bed Time and Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease

  title={Association Between Dinner-to-Bed Time and Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease},
  author={Yasuhiro Fujiwara and Ai Machida and Yoko Watanabe and Masatsugu Shiba and K Tominaga and Toshio Watanabe and Nobuhide Oshitani and Kazuhide Higuchi and Tetsuo Arakawa},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVE:It is generally recommended that patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) refrain from eating within 3 h of going to sleep. In addition to a remarkable lack of supporting clinical evidence, whether GERD patients have shorter dinner-to-bed time is unknown. This study was designed to determine a possible association between dinner-to-bed time and GERD, compared with healthy adults.METHODS:In a matched case-control study, we enrolled 147 GERD patients, and age- and sex… CONTINUE READING
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