Is it true that low-carb or Mediterranean diets help for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
There are a number of ways to reduce the occurrence and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition which causes heartburn, regurgitation, trouble swallowing and other symptoms. Unfortunately, however, low-carb and Mediterranean diets are not among the approaches with the best supporting evidence. For details, including what approaches (including dietary, lifestyle, supplements) have been shown to help and what to avoid, see the full answer >>
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This CL Answer initially posted on 6/13/2017.
Last updated 6/15/2017.