Association between obesity and Barrett’s esophagus in a Japanese population: a hospital-based, cross-sectional study

@inproceedings{Watari2013AssociationBO,
  title={Association between obesity and Barrett’s esophagus in a Japanese population: a hospital-based, cross-sectional study},
  author={Jiro Watari and Kazutoshi Hori and Fumihiko Toyoshima and Noriko Kamiya and Takahisa Yamasaki and Takuya Okugawa and Haruki Asano and Zhao Liang Li and Takashi Kondo and Hisatomo Ikehara and Jun Sakurai and Toshihiko Tomita and Tadayuki Oshima and Hirokazu Fukui and Hiroto Miwa},
  booktitle={BMC gastroenterology},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND The association between obesity and Barrett's esophagus (BE) in the Japanese population remains unclear. The prevalence of BE and its associated risk factors was examined. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 1581 consecutive individuals who underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was conducted. The prevalence of endoscopically suspected BE… CONTINUE READING