The association of body mass index with Barrett's oesophagus.

  title={The association of body mass index with Barrett's oesophagus.},
  author={D. J. Stein and Hashem B. El-Serag and John Kuczynski and J R Kramer and Richard E. Sampliner},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  volume={22 10},
BACKGROUND Obesity has been linked to gastro-oesophageal reflux disease symptoms and oesophageal adenocarcinoma; however, there is no published evidence for an association with Barrett's oesophagus. AIM To investigate the association between obesity and Barrett's oesophagus. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study of patients who underwent upper endoscopy at the Southern Arizona Veteran's Affairs Healthcare System between 1998 and 2004. We examined male patients without… CONTINUE READING


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