More than one-third of overweight and obese individuals have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). After 6 months in a structured weight loss program (dietary change, exercise, behavioral change) 97% of 332 individuals had lost weight. Nearly all experienced significant reduction or resolution of their GERD symptoms, even with as little as 5% weight loss. After 12 months, about half the group had started to gain weight and their GERD got worse.
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