NYU Langone Medical Center researchers find altered micriobiome prevalent in the diseased esophagus

Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 00:21 in Health & Medicine

New York, NY (August 1, 2009) Gastroesophageal reflux diseases , or GERD, affects about 10 million people in the United States, yet the cause and an unexpected increase in its prevalence over the last three decades remains unexplainable. Now, researchers have discovered that GERD is associated with global alteration of the microbiome in the esophagus.

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