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Monday, March 20, 2017

Bile – not Acid – is Bad Guy in Triggering Precancerous Condition Associated with Reflux Disease

Acid-reducing drugs called proton pump inhibitors or PPIs are some of the most popular and best-selling drugs in America according to IMS Health, an organization that tracks pharmacy data. While the drugs do a great job of masking GERD symptoms by neutralizing stomach acid, Peters' research suggests they may not be the answer when it comes to blocking Barrett's esophagus. Other research even indicates that such drugs may actually make patients more prone to developing Barrett's.


https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/3476/bile--not-acid--is-bad-guy-in-triggering-precancerous-condition-associated-with-reflux-disease.aspx

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