Wednesday, May 07, 2008
According to a recent study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of Barrett's, compared to a Western-style diet. Patients who adhered to a health-conscious diet had 65% lower risk. Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the esophagus, the muscular tube that carries food and saliva from the mouth to the stomach, changes so that some of its lining is replaced by a type of tissue similar to that normally found in the intestine. This process is called intestinal metaplasia.
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