Gastrointestinal System - Gastroesophageal/Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD/GORD)

Summary of Recommendations and Evidence

[C] The following conclusions are supported by limited evidence or expert opinion:
A systematic review of RCTs, prospective cohort intervention studies and population-based studies shows evidence for recommending weight loss to manage GERD symptoms. However, given study limitations, additional longitudinal studies are needed to examine the therapeutic value of weight loss.  
A meta-analysis of observational studies also showed an association with increasing BMI/obesity and GERD
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