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Back if you suffer from heart burn you know how painful that can be.
And now a new study finds patients with frequent heartburn or 70%.
More likely to develop cancer of the throat and vocal cords -- report finds.
That the -- antacids that reduce discomfort could also reduce the cancer risk.
Doctor David somebody as a member of the medical Fox News medical -- team he's also the chief of the vision of robotics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Always good to see you it's -- in this is a really really that's neat story because it was hard for a lot of people -- -- reflex you've got to love an accident that coming up in the throat area of the esophagus so it sort of makes sense that this can now you're -- can bring on -- from cancer he had this is that you.
Be quite important because for years everyone knows -- -- could be very knowing.
But is it really major risk factor for cancers of the esophagus for throat for a local court.
And this particular study which is a good one and it's coming -- American Kansas to society.
Tells us that -- heartburn and acid reflux could be -- in need independent risk factor for all of these cancers.
Nobody will debate that smoking alcohol and human capital -- virus that's already established as a major risk factor.
For -- -- and oral cancers and now heartburn is declaring itself as an independent risk it's a big study.
But that's huge because a lot of people suffer from heartburn you have a little spicy for a little bit late area -- -- so.
How do you avoid that turning into.
-- cancer while that's really important because one of the major risk factors -- -- besides -- which we'll talk about these obesity.
If you have a lot of weights around your your belly area that pushes they did this stomach.
Opens up and reflux and that's it can get up there a lot of fatty foods can do this anything that will open up -- -- there.
That's supposed to block that's it from going off to this off because there's going to be a problem so chocolate alcohol.
Fatty foods you have a citrus tomatoes any of those can do this so that big message sure a lot of people is.
At nighttime three hours before you go to bed you don't want to have -- -- big food and just go to.
Too bad because that's going to increase or acid reflux.
You've got to make sure that you eat small portion if you're obese you want to make sure that you lose weight the other -- interest in part about this study as you mentioned was.
I've tested over the counter medication reduce the risk by 41%.
That's a big deal.
They're real prescription medications did not do it but what is it and got tested that actually reduce the risk we don't know yet but that's a very interest -- findings.
Circle back quickly for me you mention alcohol chocolate.
-- of the things like a lot of people like so you're not saying though that if you keep that you're definitely gonna get through cancer.
It probably causes it no you're absolutely right it doesn't have to be direct cause of it -- me he may increase your risk.
But if you're suffering from -- and if you have that twice a week your risk of cancer will go by 78%.
Based on this -- guess what avoid.
For a moderation of those -- it is important.
Don't even big fatty food with a lot of flood watch and it's a trend goes straight to bed because that you're gonna basically who's your wrist and yes -- -- if you have to a lot of chronic heartburn you -- go to the doctor absolutely OK doctor David's body thank you very nice to see and have a great -- -- you do -- not to -- strategy from -- are you that you -- He hit it that that would try to remember that they have doctor it.
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