NAFLD patients with insomnia have higher GERD risk, study says

09/2/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

A study found 28% of 123 patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease had insomnia and were more likely than those without sleep problems to be diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to Japanese researchers. The report suggested the link between insomnia and GERD could be due to night-time reflux that awakens patients or that GERD symptoms might lead to sleep fragmentation.

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