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The relationship between fruit and vegetable intake with gastroesophageal reflux disease in Iranian adults.

​ High intake of fruits and vegetables may help to thwart the development gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

This study assessed how the consumption of fruits and vegetables affects the likelihood of acquiring gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Researchers followed 3,979 Iranian adults with regards to their diets and incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease. 

Researchers discovered that the higher the frequency of consumption of fruits and vegetables, the lower the risk of having gastroesophageal reflux disease. Individuals who consumed the highest amounts of fruits and vegetables were 33% less likely to develop gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to this study. The results of this study demonstrated that diets loaded with fruits and vegetables may confer individuals with significant protection against gastroesophageal reflux disease. 

Research Summary Information

  • 2017
  • Keshteli AH, Shaabani P, Tabibian SR, Saneei P, Esmaillzadeh A, Adibi P.
  • Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Integrative Functional Gastroenterology Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Students' Research Committee, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Food Security Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutrition and Food Science, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Obesity and Eating Habits Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Molecular-Cellular Sciences Institute, Tehran, Iran. Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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