A new population-based study shows that gastric reflux patients are more likely to be diagnosed with cancers of the throat. The study found that these patients had a 78% higher risk. The risk was diminished in patients who used antacids regularly.
So, one benefit to taking antacids regularly! Something to look at when taking an medical history of your patient/client – ask the question about use of antacids.
The study is published d in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.